Original Research - Special Collection: Old and New Testament Studies

A theology of the Greek version of Proverbs

Johann Cook
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 71, No 1 | a2971 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i1.2971 | © 2015 Johann Cook | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 March 2015 | Published: 17 July 2015

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Johann Cook, Department of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


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Abstract

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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