Représentations et personnification de la sagesse dans l’Antiquité et au-delà


Lady Wisdom usually refers to the figure of wisdom personified in some biblical texts. If personification is a relatively common literary device, that of wisdom is more striking, as it develops to the point of giving to the figure a unique identity in relation to God. The question is no longer literary, and concepts of immanence, transcendence and even hypostasis have been proposed to define her, as well as diverse identifications with some known or now forgotten ancient divinity. The contributions in this volume seek first to consider the context of each witness of the representations of wisdom in Antiquity, they trace possible influences within Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Levantine and Greek traditions, and finally demonstrate how wisdom personified is a fluid figure, in constant evolution, according to certain religious milieux and their interrogations.

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