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Bibil Identifier bibil:212657
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading Proverbs 3:1-12 in Its Social and Ideological Context
Author Prinsloo, G.T.M.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 1375-1400 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Proverbs 3:1-12 is a masterful example of Hebrew poetry. It is quite permissible to analyse and enjoy the poem for its own sake. However, it should be taken into account that the text was written from a wisdom perspective, implying that it had a didactic function in the social context in which it originated. In this aticle the text is investigated on three levels. It commences with an analysis of the text as a poem, then moves towards an analysis of the type of society where such a text might have originated in order to determine the ideology that served as motivating principle for that society. In the process the role of Israelite wisdom literature in the context of the Ancient Near Eastern wisdom corpus and the influence of wisdom teachers upon society will also be touched upon. This will lead to some conclusions about the relevance of studying this literature for our own society.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Wisdom
Pericopes Proverbs 3,1-3,12
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