A study in Second Temple hermeneutics focusing on the use of the Exodus traditions in the Wisdom of Solomon. The author of this work (often referred to as Pseudo-Solomon), while commenting on the biblical exodus, shows evidence of being influenced not only by interpretive techniques of the time period, but also interpretive traditions. This study provides a window onto one aspect of the use of Scripture in the Second Temple period, and has implications also for how we understand the NT’s use of the OT.
Hardcover, burgundy cloth, issued without dust jacket, Harvard Semitic Museum Monographs 57, ix, 204 pages. By Peter Enns. Published by Scholars Press, 1997, 1st edit 8vo. Part 1: Ps-Solomon and His Exegetical Traditions; Part II: Ps-Solomon’s Retelling of the Exodus in Wis 10_15-21 and 19: 1-9; Pt III: The Wisdom of Solomon and the State of Biblical Interpretation during Ps-Solomon’s Time; Appendix: Ps-Solomon’s Use of Vocabulary to Contrast Israel to Egypt in 10: 15-21 and 19: 1-9 and Throughout the Book. Includes Bibliography & Index of Ancient Works.