With the rise of interest in the use of Ancient Near Eastern Literature comes a new responsibility for Christians to be careful of what they adopt into their doctrine of Scripture. It has become a common to suggest that Proverbs 22:17-24:22 was a later composition of Egyptian Proverbs, supposedly given by Amen-em-opet, and commonly called the Instruction of Amenemope. Before rushing to adopt this view of literary dependence, I want to recommend six short blog posts by Dr. Benjamin Shaw:

The first post can be read here, and the rest can be found here.

Dr. Shaw will be in Providence, RI this upcoming week to speak at the ETS Annual Meeting on translation theory. He will be speaking on Friday, Nov. 21 at 9:10-9:50.

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