By Bálint Károly Zabán
This ebook presents a therapy of Proverbs 1:20-33; 8:1-36 and 9:1-6, generally known as the 3 speeches of knowledge. the purpose used to be to hire those speeches as beginning issues, from which the remainder fabric in Proverbs 1-9 is tested, evaluated and interpreted. in addition to elements of poeticity and literary price, this paintings additionally investigates how those speeches healthy into the final literary constitution of Proverbs 1-9. during this appreciate and with its basic concentrate on those speeches of knowledge, this ebook constitutes a distinct remedy of those Hebrew Bible texts inside of one monograph.
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Additional resources for The Pillar Function of the Speeches of Wisdom: Proverbs 1:20-33, 8:1-36 and 9:1-6 in the Structural Framework of Proverbs 1-9
B. Lang, Die weisheitliche Lehrrede: Eine Untersuchung von Sprüche 1-7 (SB 54; Stuttgart: KBW Verlag, 1972); Anweisungen gegen die Torheit: Sprichwörter – Jesus Sirach (SKKAT 19; Stuttgart: KBW Verlag, 1973); Frau Weisheit: Deutung einer biblischen Gestalt (Düsseldorf: Patmos Verlag, 1975). The English translation of the latter work is Wisdom and the Book of Proverbs: An Israelite Goddess Redefined (New York: Pilgrim Press, 1986). Cf. Baumann, Weisheitsgestalt, 18-19, 22, 24, 32-4, 251-2, 254, 262-3, 266.
Painstaking work is necessary to discover which method suits best the text. Scholarship has proved that forcing certain methods on biblical texts might offer ill fitted results and bring one to the conclusion that one specific method employed solely may not be the best path to take. 2 A multiplicity of methods allows the dynamics between various methods to be at work. In this present work I employ different exegetical methods such as form, redaction, rhetorical and literary criticism (R. ). The usage of these methods is in conformity with the most recent developments in modern scholarship and with current approaches in Proverbs research.
For example note the way in which hr"z" hV'ai looks out through the window of her house, through the lattice in Prov 7:6. See further Waltke, Proverbs, 371; Plöger, Sprüche, 77; Meinhold, Sprüche, 125-6; W. O. E. Oesterley, The Book of Proverbs with Introduction and Notes (WC; London: Methuen & Co. , 1929), 50; Toy, Proverbs, 146; Greenstone, Proverbs, 69-70; McKane, Proverbs, 336; Perdue, Proverbs, 135; Fox, Proverbs 1-9, 242; Cohen, Proverbs, 40. ALx;h; d[;B. nI, so similar to Prov 7:6); 2 Kgs 9:30, 33; Cant 6:10.