What is the identity of the valiant woman in Proverbs 31:10-31? Should the life of the ancient successful woman be understood as speaking of social activities in Israel? Should it be limited to religious virtues relevant to Israel?
The concepts of wisdom and knowledge in 1 Corinthians have been studied from two general approaches. One approach derives the apostle Paul's usage from nonmythological understanding of the concepts in the Old Testament and later Judaism. The second approach sees an influence of mythological origins that may or may not have been mediated through Judaism.
The article explores the biblical view of wisdom. To think in Christian terms about any or every aspect of the universe is true wisdom.
People and actions are often presented in Proverbs in polar extremes—the wise and the foolish, the righteous and the wicked, and actions that lead to honour or shame.
The author wants to explore how the doctrine of Christ functioned as wisdom for the early church. He begins by considering a few introductory matters, including reasons to study Christology, and the focus on Christ as wisdom. The author also reflects on the nature and function of Jewish wisdom literature, and how wisdom is reconfigured in Christ.
In this chapter Longman introduces the book of Proverbs. Different aspects of the book are explored: it title, canonicity, place and function in the canon, authorship, date, social setting, text, genre (wisdom), literary style, structure, ancient Near Eastern background, Sumerian wisdom, Egyptian instruction, and Akkadian wisdom.
Greek ideas and expressions have exercised an unmistakable influence on the wisdom literature and notably the Greek translation of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. This paper compares the differences between the Masoretic text and the Septuagint, and forms conclusions on the attitudes of the translator that may have led to differences.
What is wisdom? Where does true wisdom come from? According to the Bible, wisdom is practical and determines how you live your life. A wise person is one who is skilled in righteous living. God is the source of true wisdom.
Exploring Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, this article shows why true knowledge brings sorrow. True biblical wisdom gives understanding about the nature of life in this world, revealing that this world is lying in the midst of death. However, this is a healthy sorrow, since it leads one to search for life in Christ to escape the death of this life.
Wisdom is the main theme of the book of Proverbs. Not everyone agrees with the statement that the book of Proverbs presents wisdom as identifying with Christ. Therefore, this article looks at the objection to this based on the fact that wisdom is presented as a woman. The author maintains that understanding the nature of this feminine identification does not nullify the link between wisdom and Christ.
This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised.