Proverbs in the Bible: Wisdom Literature
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament
Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
As context for the book of Proverbs, discover the Old Testament genre of “wisdom literature” and the varieties of knowledge it encompasses. In the first, nine sections of Proverbs, study the use of paired metaphors that guide the reader’s understanding. Examine the use of personification in Proverbs to express wisdom: as referred to as a woman, as present with God at creation, and as equivalent to the nature of the universe.