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Wise king-- royal fool [electronic resource] : semiotics, satire and Proverbs 1-9 / Johnny E. Miles.

By: Miles, Johnny E.
Contributor(s): Miles, Johnny E. When is a wise man a fool?.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 399.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, c2004Description: 1 online resource (ix, 122 p.).ISBN: 9780567318022 (electronic bk.); 0567318028 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament Proverbs I-IX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Old Testament Proverbs I-IX -- Language, style | Hebrew poetry, Biblical | Semiotics | Satire in the Bible | Solomon, King of Israel | Salomon, roi d'Isra�el | Bible. A.T. Proverbes, I-IX -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. A.T. Proverbes, I-IX -- Langue | Po�esie h�ebra�ique biblique | S�emiotique | Satire dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Wisdom Literature | Spreuken (bijbelboek) | Wijsheidsliteratuur | Satires | SemiotiekGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wise king-- royal fool.DDC classification: 223/.7066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Prolegomenon -- 2. A theoretical framework for a 'Postmodern' semiotic reading of Proverbs 1-9 -- 3. Prologue: A c(l)ue to (read) Proverbs 1-9 as satire -- 4. The 'wisdom' of Solomon -- 5. The (in)discretions of Solomon -- 6. Banquets, wine and women: an eroticism of life or death -- 7. Epilogue: Beginning the ending, ending the beginning.
Summary: This study focuses on a reading of Proverbs 1-9 as satire and argues that it alludes to two points of critique against Solomon: his political policy of socio-economic injustice and his numerous sexual (in)discretions. That Solomon abandoned his divinely proscribed duty only evinces his lack of "fear of Yahweh". First, Solomon demonstrates his lack of discernment by an inability to rule with righteousness, justice and equity because of administrative policies that bled the innocent dry of their resources for his own self-aggrandizement. Second, Solomon's sexual behavior reflects his need of Wis.
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Baylor University, 2001, under title: When is a wise man a fool? : a semiotic analysis of Proverbs 1-9 as satire.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [108]-115) and indexes.

1. Prolegomenon -- 2. A theoretical framework for a 'Postmodern' semiotic reading of Proverbs 1-9 -- 3. Prologue: A c(l)ue to (read) Proverbs 1-9 as satire -- 4. The 'wisdom' of Solomon -- 5. The (in)discretions of Solomon -- 6. Banquets, wine and women: an eroticism of life or death -- 7. Epilogue: Beginning the ending, ending the beginning.

This study focuses on a reading of Proverbs 1-9 as satire and argues that it alludes to two points of critique against Solomon: his political policy of socio-economic injustice and his numerous sexual (in)discretions. That Solomon abandoned his divinely proscribed duty only evinces his lack of "fear of Yahweh". First, Solomon demonstrates his lack of discernment by an inability to rule with righteousness, justice and equity because of administrative policies that bled the innocent dry of their resources for his own self-aggrandizement. Second, Solomon's sexual behavior reflects his need of Wis.

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