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Old 9th November 2010, 12:16 PM
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Why is wisdom referred to as "she" in proverbs?

I find this intriguing and it boggles me mind.....that "wisdom" which was there at the foundation of the world is referred to as "she"......

feedback would be most appreciated.....

(just a side note)...anybody ever read the Geneva Bible?
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Old 9th November 2010, 12:36 PM
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Because Wisdom has been traditionally personified as female, courtesy of the Greeks and other cultures.
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Old 9th November 2010, 12:40 PM
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1 Cr 1:24 "Christ IS the wisdom (sophia / feminine noun) of God"

Heres one...
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Old 9th November 2010, 12:46 PM
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Sophia? "feminine noun" of God? this boggles me mind
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Old 9th November 2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark_Lite View Post
Because Wisdom has been traditionally personified as female, courtesy of the Greeks and other cultures.
Yet in Proverbs, it is thus stated (that wisdom is a "she") Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, wrote most of Proverbs, didn't he? And in his wisdom, He would've been influenced by God, and not man, would he not?
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Old 9th November 2010, 12:57 PM
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Sophia? "feminine noun" of God? this boggles me mind
I wonder if we can see it in something like this...

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

In Christ theres no male and female though, but I suppose if He is the feminine noun of God and as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings he could be seen in that way, but not sure to be honest
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Sophia = knowledge prefix/root
feminine suffix

Online Etymology Dictionary

-sophy
suffix meaning "knowledge," from O.Fr. -sophie, from L. -sophia, from Gk. -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge," of unknown origin.
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part of it is just language, like in french and spanish you have male and female nouns

wisdom is feminine

also for poetic reasons, ever read the Wisdom of Solomon? it refers to wisdom as the feminine
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part of it is just language, like in french and spanish you have male and female nouns

wisdom is feminine

also for poetic reasons, ever read the Wisdom of Solomon? it refers to wisdom as the feminine
that's what's so intriguing.....why refer to wisdom as "she"? What i'm meditating on, is why God Himself refers to wisdom as "she"?
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that's what's so intriguing.....why refer to wisdom as "she"? What i'm meditating on, is why God Himself refers to wisdom as "she"?
To agree with Rhamiel; all nouns in Greek are "gendered" (either male, female, or neuter). Thus, all cats are gramatically female (but in reality some are male), all dogs are grammatically male (but in reality some are female) and all children are grammatically neuter (though they typically come as either girls or boys).

The noun sophia is grammatically female.
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