The Personification of Wisdom

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 208 pages
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This book examines the personification of Wisdom as a female figure - a central motif in Proverbs, Job, Sirach, Wisdom and Baruch. Sinnott argues that by personifying Wisdom the authors of Proverbs responded to Israel's defeat by Babylon and the loss of Davidic monarchy, and by retrieving and transforming the Wisdom figure the authors of Sirach, Baruch and Wisdom responded to the spread of Hellenism and the potential loss of identity for Jews. The author concludes that personified Wisdom functioned to reinterpret and transform the Israelite/Jewish tradition.

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