I just purchased this book, used, and am looking forward to it. Ben Witherington III (Asbury Seminary) published this work in 1994. It traces out the trajectory of Wisdom Literature from the Ancient Near East, the Old Testament up to Jesus, ending with discussion of Jesus in Matthew and John. I am looking forward to this study and will post a few notes as I go. This is for a short sermon series “Jesus: Prophet, Priest, King and Sage” in September.
Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom, Ben Witherington III, 1994, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis.