Pr 8:22–31

8:22–31 This hymn-like section presents wisdom as the basis of design in the universe. The focus is unusual, but this view of wisdom does not go against the theology of the covenant and God’s saving acts in Israel. The sages were also men of the covenant (1:7; 2:20–22 and notes). The method of wisdom is to emphasize the biblical theology of creation as the basis for understanding our lives as redeemed people of God.