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Title: La «piété» du patriarche Jacob selon Sg 10,10-12
Author(s): LEPROUX, Alexis
Volume: 99 Issue: 2 Date: 2018
The Jacob cycle (Genesis 27-32) is summarized in three verses in the Book of Wisdom (10,10-12). The close reading of this text evinces a double process of hellenization of the biblical patriarch. First, the cunning Jacob becomes a paradigm of wisdom, close to the ideal of the Greek paideia. Second, the motif of the 'fear of God', unknown in the Book of Wisdom, is replaced by eusebeia ('piety'), a term used by late Greek philosophy to describe harmony between the divine and human world. Jacob, in this way, is presented as model of piety.