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Wisdom in Proverbs: The Concept of Wisdom in Proverbs 1-9 (R Norman Whybray) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990191
Wisdom in Proverbs: The Concept of Wisdom in Proverbs 1-9 (R Norman Whybray) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990191
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Title: Wisdom in Proverbs: The Concept of Wisdom in Proverbs 1-9

Author: Whybray, R Norman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9781608990191

Volumes: 1; Pages: 120

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Table of Contents Preface 7 Abbreviations 9 I Proverbs 1-9 and the Problem of Wisdom 11 II The Book of the Ten Discourses the Ten Discourses 37 III The Ten Discourses and the Egyptian Instructions: Fundamental Concepts 53 A The Egyptian Instructions 53 1. The concept of maat 54 2. The gods 56 3. The ideal man 59 4. The nature of authority and the purpose of the instructions 61 B The ten discourses 61 1. The concept of Order 61 2. Doctrine of God 63 3. The ideal man 65 4. The nature of authority and the purpose of the discourses 67 C Conclusions 69 IV The Development of the Concept of Wisdom 71 A two types of wisdom passage 72 B the figure of wisdom: first stage 76 1. The personification theory 80 2. The mythological theories 82 3. A Canaanite goddess of wisdom? 83 4. Supposed mythological features 87 5. The purpose and function of the wisdom passages 92 C The figure of wisdom: second stage 95 1. The 'fear' of Yahweh 95 2. The divine origin of wisdom 98 V Epilogue 105 Select Bibliography 108 Index of Authors 111 Index of References 113 Index of Subjects 118
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