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The personification of Wisdom

Author: Alice M Sinnott
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Society for Old Testament Study monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice M Sinnott
ISBN: 9781315237879 1315237873 9781351884358 1351884352
OCLC Number: 993636540
Notes: Originally published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 pages)
Contents: Chapter Introduction --
chapter 1 Origins of Personified Wisdom --
chapter 2 Wisdom Responds to a Crisis --
chapter 3 Wisdom, Where Shall She Be Found? --
chapter 4 Wisdom: An Enduring Heritage --
chapter 5 Personified Wisdom as Saviour --
chapter 6 Conclusion.
Series Title: Society for Old Testament Study monographs.
Responsibility: Alice M. Sinnott (University of Auckland, New Zealand).

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Examines the personification of Wisdom as a female figure - a central motif in Proverbs, Job, Sirach, Wisdom and Baruch. The author identifies how and why the complex character of Wisdom was  Read more...

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