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Publication Date: 19 Jul 2018
Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology
Publisher: Apollos
Words: 91000
Page Count: 264
Author: Richard Belcher
ISBN-13: 9781783597147, 9781783597154

Finding Favour in the Sight of God

A Theology Of Wisdom Literature
By Richard Belcher
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Summary
There has been an explosion of interest in wisdom literature, and many studies are now available. There is every opportunity for people to 'get wisdom, get insight' (Prov. 4:5). However, in today’s world it seems that the practical sensibilities that come from wisdom are found in very few places. Wisdom literature is needed now more than ever. By walking in the way of wisdom we will 'find favour and good success in the sight of God and man' (Prov. 3:4).

Richard Belcher’s valuable study begins with a survey of the problem of wisdom literature in Old Testament theology. Subsequent chapters focus on the message and theology of the books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. These books point forward to the need for Christ and the gospel. Belcher concludes by exploring the relationship of Christ to wisdom in terms of his person, work and teaching ministry.
About the Author
John D. and Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina USA. Author of The Messiah and the Psalms, Genesis: The Beginning of God's Plan of Salvation, Job: The Mystery of Suffering and God's Sovereignty, Ecclesiastes: A Mentor Commentary and Prophet, Priest, and King. Contributor to the IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Writings and Poetry.
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Richard Belcher carefully sifts recent approaches to Old Testament Wisdom, and learns much from all of them, but comes away insisting that, while Wisdom is richly human, it is not humanistic: it is deeply God-centred, and properly grounded in creation… This thoughtful book, like the Wisdom it seeks to explore, will open up fresh horizons of reflection, and … make its readers wiser than they were before.

- D. A. Carson

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