In Search of True Wisdom Essays in Old Testament Interpretation in Honour of Ronald E. Clements

Written by Edward Ball ed. Reviewed By Philip Johnston

Many will find this volume more interesting than the usual Festschriften, since most essays deal with theology and interpretation. After a warm appreciation of R.E. Clements, some five essays cover general issues and another eleven examine specific issues or books. The first group summarise material presented at length elsewhere, e.g. Auld on history, Barton on canon, and Brueggemann on theology. The second group add further insights from adept interpreters, e.g. Provan on 2 Samuel and 1 Kings, Williamson on glory in Isaiah, and Whybray on suffering in Job. A useful addition to any library.

Philip Johnston

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford