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Index Of Authors

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This index contains a list of author names that occur in the book Wisdom in Transition: Act and Consequence in Second Temple Instructions. The book considers a major shift among Jewish sages during the Second Temple period, as certain authors moved from an earthly focus to a belief in individual immortality. Egyptian instructions and the book of Proverbs are examined for necessary background. The colorful responses of Qoheleth and Ben Sira to an emergent belief in the afterlife are also discussed. 4QInstruction, the largest Wisdom text from the Dead Sea Scrolls corpus, demonstrates this shift to an eschatological understanding.

Keywords: 4QInstruction; Ben Sira; book of Proverbs; Egyptian instructions; Jewish sages; Qoheleth; Second Temple period; Wisdom text



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