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Title: Wer baute das Schiff?
Subtitle: Göttliches und menschliches Wirken in Weish 14,1-10
Author(s): LANZINGER, Daniel
Volume: 99 Issue: 1 Date: 2018
This article examines the relation between divine and human activity in Wis 14,1-10. The starting point is the question whether 'wisdom the artificer' in v. 2 refers to a divine or a human entity. It is argued that only the former possibility coheres with the pragmatic function of the paragraph in question: The author aims at downplaying any human activity to accentuate the power of divine wisdom and providence. This ultimately fits with the broader literary context, i.e. the polemics against idols, which are characterized as man-made artefacts and contrasted with God’s power.