Title

Learning truth from sages.

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Abstract

The Old Testament sages regularly taught in ways that involved ambiguity and created tension in the minds of their students. Such teaching methods were intended to stimulate thought and reflection on the part of their students as they sought to answer the questions raised by these dilemmas. These intellectual and applicational struggles played a significant role in moving students toward the goal of developing skill in living according to Yahwelis order. An understanding of this methodology may be useful in understanding a difficult book like Ecclesiastes, at the same time the use of such teaching strategies may have relevance for teaching in various educational contexts today.

Keywords

Wisdom--Biblical teaching; Education in the Bible

Publication Title

Christian Education Journal

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

113

Last Page

128

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