Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis


Religion & Biblical Languages

First Advisor

A. Rahel Wells

Second Advisor

Glenn Russell


This project utilizes thematic and exegetical methods to develop a practical definition of humility in Proverbs that fits within the greatet framework of the book. four verses in Proverbs explicitly use words translated 'humility' in English (11:2; 15:3; 18:12; 22:4). The literary and theological connections between the Hebrew words in these four verses and the same Hebrew words in the rest of the Old Testament indicate that humility is multifaceted, consisting of both internal and external characteristics. The three themes demonstrated by humility include: an attitude of the heart, a physical state of affliction, and the lasting outcomes of humility.

Subject Area

Bible. Proverbs--Criticism, interpretation, etc.; Humility--Religious aspects

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