The Archetypes of Proverbs

In the first 9 chapters of the book of Proverbs, there are these long speeches from the perspective of or warning about one of four characters. Two of them represent God’s wisdom: The Wise King, and Lady Wisdom, and two of them represent man’s desires: the Wicked Fool, and Folly the Harlot. These character archetypes represent God’s ways vs the world’s ways.

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