A theology of the Greek version of proverbs

Cook, Johann (2015)

CITATION: Cook, J. 2015. A theology of the Greek version of proverbs. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 71(1):1:11, doi:10.4102/hts.v71i1.2971.

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Publication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.

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This contribution demonstrates that it is possible to formulate a theology of LXX Proverbs. It limits itself to a pilot study of three passages, Chapters 1, 2 and 8. A contextual approach is followed and the following conclusions, that have implications for a theology, are reached: 1. 1:1–7 indicates what Proverbs is not, i.e. speculative philosophical ideas 2. Chapter 2 demonstrates that the wisdom is foreign wisdom – the Hellenism of the day 3. Sophia in chapter 8 has a subordinate role in relation to God.

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