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Die vrou Wysheid, God, en ekobillikheid: Liggaamsideologie in Spreuke 8:1–9:18

Philip P. Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a306 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.306 | © 2009 Philip P. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2009 | Published: 05 November 2009

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Philip P. Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The woman Wisdom, God, and ecojustice: Ideology of the body in Proverbs 8:1–9:18

This article examines the ideology of the body, specifically in terms of the gender of Wisdom and God, from an ecojustice perspective. Femininity within a God construct could contribute to a value system that incorporates compassion, interrelatedness and mutual care. In Proverbs 8:1–9:18, however, the woman Wisdom does not represent an ecofriendly construct, but simply enhances and supports the patriarchal, masculine values incorporated in the God Yahweh.


Spreuke; Godskonstrukte; kosmologiese terminologie; skeppingswerke; genderpolarisasie


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