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

Miles, Johnny E. (Author). Miles, Johnny E. When is a wise man a fool? (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Proverbs, I-IX > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Proverbs, I-IX > Language, style.
Solomon, King of Israel.
Salomon, roi d'Israël.
Bible. A.T. Proverbes, I-IX > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Proverbes, I-IX > Langue.
Hebrew poetry, Biblical.
Satire in the Bible.
Poésie hébraïque biblique.
Satire dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567318022
  • ISBN: 0567318028
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 122 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; T & T Clark International, ©2004.

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General Note: 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.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-115) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 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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