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dc.contributor.advisorBotta, Alejandro F.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorDarr, Katheryn P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Seheeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-03T15:58:33Z
dc.date.available2021-02-03T15:58:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/41974
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the identity of Lady Wisdom, the enigmatic figure in Proverbs 8:22–31. The presupposition of this investigation is a widely shared expert interpretation, namely, that Lady Wisdom is a multifaceted female divine figure whose origin and characteristics are interwoven with those of a number of ancient Near Eastern goddesses. The main contribution of this project is to argue that the Ugaritic goddess Anat be considered a possible precursor of Lady Wisdom. According to the author, a fluid and complementary relationship exists between Lady Wisdom’s depiction in the Hebrew Bible and Anat’s depiction in ancient Near Eastern religions, especially since certain aspects of their origin, status, and function are similar. The project also sheds light on the pivotal role of Lady Wisdom as a co-creator and mediator of the heavens and the earth. She should be regarded as a co-creator who is an active and mobile participant in God’s creative work; she is found not only in Proverbs but also in other biblical and deuterocanonical traditions. Moreover, she is a perfect mediator not only between the creation traditions and wisdom literature but also between the divine and human realms. Her mysterious identity is manifested in her own words and in others’ descriptions of her. Humans can either accept or reject Lady Wisdom, but only those who recognize and appreciate her divine knowledge are able to embrace truth in their lives.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBiblical studiesen_US
dc.subjectAnaten_US
dc.subjectBaal Cycleen_US
dc.subjectLady Wisdomen_US
dc.subjectPersonified wisdomen_US
dc.subjectProverbs 8:22–31en_US
dc.subjectWoman wisdomen_US
dc.titleAnat as a precursor of Lady Wisdom in Proverbs 8:22–31en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2021-01-29T17:07:28Z
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineTheologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-5861-4863


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