The Primary Scripture! Mr. Ghoh, Whose Name is Joe

Mr. Ghoh, whose name is Joe, is on again here, and I wanted to make a blog of my comments anyway. Ghoh writes:

If I could pick one verse from scripture, and claim that everything else – not just scripture, but everything else – should take account of it, this would be the one:

“The Lord created me [Wisdom] at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.” (Proverbs 8: 22– 23)

Crossan precedes this verse with: “Begin with Jewish speculation about divine Wisdom and remember that, in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin, wisdom is a feminine noun.

– From The Birth of Christianity – Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus – John Dominic Crossan

Here are my comments:

3 Responses to The Primary Scripture!

  1. She is a tree of life to those that lay hold of her, and those who hold her fast are called happy. Prize her highly…a beautiful crown…The crown of the wise is their wisdom…A good wife is the crown of her husband.

    In the beginning was the word…was with…was
    Ev arche an ‘o logos

    Strauss has a famous contrast of Aristotle- the beginning of wisdom is wonder- with Proverbs- the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

    Reverence is indeed the beginning of the turn from the darkness of the cave in a certain sense. If One does not realize that thee is truth and it is higher and more important than them, how will they eve turn from the image of God in man to consider the Most High, of which man is the image? So, the stone appears by the pool thee outside the cave, in Book VII of the Republic, seen in terms of the divided line in Book VI

    Proverbs: The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom…

    But what happened to Mr. Solomon?!

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  2. Once I figured that was just about the center of the book if one takes O.T. and N.T., because Strauss also says that the Bible is not a book but a collection of books. But we have the beginning, middle and end.

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  3. So, what is the tree of life? And what the crown?

    This female “She,” what does it mean to say she was before the creation? And what is the bride, and what the wedding? The marriage of the bride and Lamb at Revelation 19:7? She is clothed with the righteous deeds of the saints. And blessed are those invited to the wedding! She is the body of the redeemed, and also, wisdom. Socrates in the Apology says that wisdom is the possession of “the god.” But he, Socrates, has a kind of human wisdom, that consists in his knowledge that he does not have divine wisdom. How cool is that?

    MM, Jesus Hippie

    One more: The tree of life appears in three places in scripture, in the beginning, middle and end. There is another in the Psalms I found out later, after seeing that profundity.

Ghoh

​If I could pick one verse from scripture, and claim that everything else – not just scripture, but everything else – should take account of it, this would be the one:

“The Lord created me [Wisdom] at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.” (Proverbs 8: 22– 23)

Crossan precedes this verse with: “Begin with Jewish speculation about divine Wisdom and remember that, in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin, wisdom is a feminine noun.

– From The Birth of Christianity – Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus – John Dominic Crossan

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