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Bibil Identifier bibil:219590
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Concept of Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible – A Comparative-Philosophical Analysis
Author Gericke, Jacobus W.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 32, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 6 p. Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article provides a brief comparative philosophical clarification of the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Utilising the format of a presentation presented by Ryan (2008), four philosophical definitions of wisdom were compared with similar sentiments in ancient Israelite religion: (1) wisdom as epistemic humility, (2) wisdom as factual knowledge, (3) wisdom as useful knowledge, and (4) wisdom as successful living. Cumulatively the four criteria might approximate a functional list of individually necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for instantiating the property of being wise.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v32i1.513
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Wisdom
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