What Does the Bible Say About Old Age?


What Does the Bible Say About Old Age?

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    About the book

    Contrary to being something to be dreaded, the Bible affirms the positive value of aging. Surprisingly, the biblical perspective goes far beyond the simple affirmation that gray hair brings wisdom. Its viewpoint is more complex and nuanced, with an amazing number of biblical stories that touch the theme of old age and all that comes with it.

    About the author

    Father Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., S.T.L., Ph.D., is Superior General of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians). A former professor of Sacred Scripture, he has authored many books and articles on Scripture and theology, including most recently, Mercy and the Bible: Why It Matters! (Paulist Press, 2018). His editorial credits include the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (Liturgical Press, 2011), and The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018).