By William Oscar Emil Oesterley
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Xxvii. ) And lated lastly, " there is the worst type of all, " in the Revised Version. " word is that of being not scorner the The Ifffe, trans- underlying idea of this straight/* As in the case of the Evtl this type takes a delight in wrong-doing, but he is worse in so far that he has his wits thoroughly THE WISDOM LITERATURE 48 about him. 7); and he incapable of discipline is : Reprove not a scorner lest he hate thee (Prov. ix. 8), implying that he will do an injury to anyone who rebukes him.
Xxii. 5 it is said that messengers " were sent unto Balaam the son of Beor9 to Pethor, which is 1 Boeser, Transcription vnd Ubersetzwg des Papyrus Insingtr (1923). " " Le. Gha-chcper is in good health (Erman). all the Egyptian Wisdom books see also Humbert, Recherche* sur Its sources gypticnne$ ae la Literature Sapientaled*Israel, pp. 5-16 (1929). 4 See Harris, Lewis, and Conybeare, in Charles, Apocrypha andPsa a 3 On has been given to it because it deals with problems similar to those in the __* thought Langdon, op.
C. 90-70. C. 50. C. C. circa 40 ? D. D. Prayer of Manasses ? For further details and the arguments in favour of these dates, see the introductions to the respective books. C. D. The history of this period undoubtedly influenced its literature, and is not infrequently reflected, or directly referred to, in it; hence the need of taking a historical bird's-eye view of these centuries, and, without going into details, to cerned lay emphasis on those more outstanding events which affected the destiny of the Jewish people.
An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha by William Oscar Emil Oesterley