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Wisdom Texts

Lawrence M. Wills

in Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248791
eISBN:
9780300258769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248791.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter three addresses the texts of the Apocrypha related to Jewish wisdom. In ancient Israel wisdom was associated with Proverbs and the education of elite males, especially scribes. But there were ... More


Will Eisner: Master of Graphic Wisdom

Leonard V. Kaplan

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay explores Will Eisner’s work in A Contract with God (1978). The book, emanating from pre-biblical wisdom, is paradigmatic for its harsh warning about human expectations. In it, Eisner ... More


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