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During this Festschrift for John Van Seters the matter of previous testomony ''historiography'' is on the heart. famous students care for the subject in appropriate reports.
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The context of court or school teaching seemed to provide a more attractive alternative, based on links drawn with Egyptian models. The advantage of the Egyptian parallel was that Proverbs was suddenly no longer isolated in literary terms, but could be seen as part of a wide and significant international tradition. The key aspect of Egyptian instructions is that they are the product of a professional class of scribes; they belonged essentially in educated circles based at court with close connections to the king and were the work of the few who could read and write in a society that was mainly illiterate.
1:8; 6:20) to son? the school Even if the idea of a court school, centred on Jerusalem and with the primary purpose of training an educated elite, has fallen from favour in recent years, the idea of an educational purpose for Proverbs 1–9 Social context(s) in Proverbs 1–9 25 and hence for a school setting of some kind has persisted. There is a reference in Proverbs 5:13 to ‘teachers’ in the context of the foolish pupil who did not listen but instead had to learn from bitter experience. ‘Father’ and ‘son’ in the instructions have been seen to refer to teacher and pupil and the context may have been wider than just the court.
The educational tone has a quite individual quality to it here. The eighth instruction opens with the teacher’s exhortation, as usual in these instructions. 26 The instruction takes a fresh turn with the reintroduction of the loose woman in verses 3–14 (already encountered in 2:16–19 and coming back in 6:20–35 and chapter 7) and then with the introduction of a new character in verses 15–19, the wife of the addressee’s youth, who fulfils the same role to a point as Wisdom/Yahweh/‘the way’ in other instructions in being the counterpart to bad choices.