Wisdom (Literature)
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Abstract: “Wisdom” designates a kind of instructional literature that flourished in the ancient Near East, especially in Egypt but also in Mesopotamia. It was passed on by scribes, often at the royal …

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John J. Collins, “Wisdom (Literature)”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000520>
First published online: 2016



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