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Bibil Identifier bibil:204218
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The "Wisdom" of Edom
Author Tebes, Juan Manuel
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 143)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 97-117 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper studies the possible meaning of the references of Jer 49,7 and Obad 7b-8 to the "wisdom" and "understanding" of Edom. A survey and reexamination of previous hypotheses developed by biblical scholars show at least three main of lines of reasoning for explaining the allusions to Edom's wisdom: the existence of some Edomite sapiential writings; Edom's political alliances in the face of the Neo-Babylonian invasion; and the Edomite mining and metalwork in the copper mines of Faynan. After reexamining the biblical account, related ancient Near Eastern texts and the local archaeological evidence, a case is made of the identification of the craft of metalwork as a likely meaning of these allusions.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Edom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Wisdom
Pericopes Jeremiah 49,7
Obadiah 1,7-1,8
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