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J. DE SAVIGNAC, Interprétation de Proverbes VIII 22-32

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Wisdom is shown as a kind of pre-existing plan. But the author of Proverbs reached a perfect spiritualization. In other words, Israel's law has its origin in a divine word, eternal and subsistent, which is also the last because of the existence, stability, order and movement of the universe. The checkerboard is an Egyptian invention. The same checkerboard also seems to have been the origin of the decans or distribution by ten days of stars or constellations of the zodiac, which decans are often grouped by three. Surprisingly, this evocation of a checkerboard, which is also a drawing board, reads the first of the Midrash Rabbah page. Faith in reason is the belief that the ultimate nature of things is a harmony that excludes mere arbitrariness. The original context of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: checkerboard; Midrash Rabbah page; proverbs of interpretation; spiritualization



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