Job, Proverbs, and countless poetry writings in Scripture have intrigued the mind of scholars for ages, and with good reason. They are theologically complex yet cohesive; challenging yet convicting. It is helpful to have a resource that effectively communicates these complexities in a simple manner.
The dictionary that covers the Writings, Poetry, and Wisdom Literature (WPWL) is one of a multi-volume dictionary set produced by InterVaristy Press. These dictionaries as a set cover all books of the Bible. This dictionary seems to be a standard in seminary classrooms across the nation. I know many students who own these as a required text for an Old Testament class. I am not near enough familiar with the theology of the WPWL to preach from them, but this dictionary bridges the remaining gaps.
InterVaristy Press has produced a fine dictionary set and my plan is to own all volumes. I exuberantly recommend this volume on the WPWL and I anxiously anticipate reviewing the other volumes soon.
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