n HTS : Theological Studies - An exploration of the symbolic world of Proverbs 10:1-15:33 with specific reference to 'the fear of the Lord' : original research




Alternative approaches to text interpretation have introduced an opportunity to understand the biblical text afresh. One such an alternative approach is a Ricoeurian hermeneutic. Ricoeur's understanding of the referential intention of poetic texts will be drawn on to explore its interpretive contribution to a reading of Proverbs 10:1-15:33 with specific reference to the phrase 'the fear of the Lord'. It is suggested that the proposed reading strategy is a most productive effort.


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