procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paraphrasing Proverbs

The worshippers of Yhwh counted the wise among them, and the wise faced the realities of experience from the point of view of the Yahwist faith that was theirs.
R.E. Murphy, Proverbs WBC 1998, i think describing G. von Rad's understanding of OT wisdom
i'm trying to work out (preferably before Sunday @8:30am!) what the relationship is between
  • wisdom,
  • the son, and
  • the man (הַאָדָם)

    do you think the above quote is right?

    i'm thinking in particular about Proverbs 3:13-26, and throughout proverbs - i take it that instruction for the man is general advice to humanity, whilst that to the son is specific for the follower of Yhwh. but why would the man care unless he followed Yhwh?

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