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Passage: Proverbs 1:20-33

Proverbs 1:20-33 – The Call of Woman Wisdom

Summary

Wisdom is personified as a woman.

Analysis

The text here seems to indicate an actual practice where women are portrayed as street teachers or preachers. Especially significant in Proverbs is the personification of wisdom as a woman, found especially in chapter 8. In the first chapter of the book it becomes apparent that the production, teaching, and promoting of wisdom is not just a matter for the male of the species. The Bible tells us that women also were "wisdom teachers" (2 Samuel 14:2; 20:16).