The Personification of Wisdom

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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. Alice M. Sinnott identifies how and why the complex character of Wisdom was introduced into the Israelite tradition, and created and developed by Israelite/Jewish wisdom teachers and writers. Arguing 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 ...

The Personification of Wisdom 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138252233

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The Personification of Wisdom 2005, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754651246

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