The Personification of Wisdom, Hardback Book

The Personification of Wisdom Hardback

Part of the Society for Old Testament Study series

Description

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 Sirach, Baruch and Wisdom responded to the spread of Hellenism and the potential loss of identity for Jews.

Sinnott concludes that personified Wisdom functioned to reinterpret and transform the Israelite/Jewish tradition.

Information

Other Formats

£98.99

£86.29

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Society for Old Testament Study series   |  View all