Wednesday, August 15, 2018

13th after pentecost year b - proverbs

Special thanks to friend of the blog and guest queerier this week: River Needham!

Proverbs 9:1-6
Wisdom has built her house,
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
she has also set her table.

3She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
from the highest places in the town,
4“You that are simple, turn in here!”
To those without sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Lay aside immaturity, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”

Queeries for the text:
What does it mean that wisdom has build a complete house?
Who is simple? Who is without sense?
How would a biblical wine cocktail taste?
How do immaturity and insight coexist?
What does it mean to be a strong, powerful, independent woman?
Where do the servant girls go?  Was Hagar an early type of the servant girl?
What is significant about slaughtering her animals?  Does she kill all of them?
How is wine mixed?
Is this different from a homeless shelter or other charity?
How can Christians name Wisdom today?

What are your queeries?

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