Aquilifer Posted March 31, 2008 Share Posted March 31, 2008 I'm thumbing through From Jesus to Christianity, by L. Michael White of the University of Texas. He has a section on the state of Judaism at the time of Christ's birth, including a subsection on "wisdom" literature, an idea that is new to me. Wisdom (Sophia) is personified in female form as a fusion of Greek and Hebrew thought, and She acts as an intermediary of sorts, bestowing divine guidance upon mortals throughout the Old Testament. To cut to the chase, White states that Genesis 1:26's "Let us make man in our own image" is referring to this concept of Sophia acting together with God.This is an interpretation of Genesis that I had not heard before, and since I'd like some input on this interpretation from those who are better versed in Hebrew and Greek than I am (which is to say, anyone who's cracked open a Hebrew textbook). Link to comment
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