The Wisdom Literature in Holy Scripture

It would be tiresome and not very helpful to describe in detail all the injunctions, prohibitions and advice contained in Israel's "corpus" of Wisdom Literature, but the most important of these are briefly mentioned below:

It must always be remembered when we are dealing with what we term "ethics", or the "Science of Behaviour" within Israel, that there is a vast difference between the concepts of Israel and most other nations, including our own. Many of the differences are in the insights, convictions and teaching down through the ages of their religious leaders.

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