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The OTHER Proverbs 9 Woman

The last part of Proverbs 9 describes Folly, personified as a woman.

13 The woman Folly is loud; she is deluded and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way,
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Proverbs 9:13-18 ESV

As with the case of Wisdom, the description of Folly reveals a lot about her character that isn’t explicitly laid out in the text.

See American Torah for more: http://www.americantorah.com/2020/06/29/the-other-proverbs-9-woman/

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