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The Strange Woman in Proverbs

Loader, W. (2009) The Strange Woman in Proverbs. In: Cook, J., (ed.) Septuagint and Reception: Essays Prepared for the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 97-115.

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This paper contains two main sections. The first deals with the depiction of the so-called "Strange Woman," "Woman Wisdom" and "Woman Folly" in Proverbs, and especially the way the LXX translation treats the "Strange Woman" and "Woman Folly." The second discusses Joseph and Aseneth is one of the many instances where we find later use of these images, in particular in this case in relation to the depiction of Aseneth as "Strange Woman," who in the course of the narrative becomes with her seven virgins a reflection of Wisdom herself and her seven-pillared dwelling depicted in Proverbs 9.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Brill
Copyright: 2009 Koninkljke Brill NV
Notes: Series title: Supplements to Vetus Testamentum; Vol. 127 ISSN: 0083-5889
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