Jesus is the Embodiment of Lady Wisdom in 1 Cor 10:4

I am experimenting with my new screen capture program and thought I would make a short video on 1 Cor 10:4. In this short clip I demonstrate that Paul was interacting with many Jewish interpreters of his day regarding the identification of the rock which provided water to the Israelites during the Exodus wilderness trek. If Paul regards Jesus precisely as the true embodiment of Lady Wisdom (i.e., God’s personified wise interaction with the world) then Paul can typologically label that rock as “Christ.” This would sugggest that 1 Cor 10:4 was never intended by Paul to refer to Christ as a physically preexistent person. 

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this interpretation.

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2 thoughts on “Jesus is the Embodiment of Lady Wisdom in 1 Cor 10:4

  1. Thank you Dustin. A very clear and convincing explanation of this passage. Messiah is truly God’s wisdom who is now nourishing and supplying us with strength as we journey to our inheritance in God’s glorious Kingdom in the age to come. May we all avail ourselves of God’s gracious provision.

  2. Dustin, thanks for this video. Could you please provide some more evidence for seeing the passages from Sirach, Wisdom, and Philo as plausibly something of which Paul would have been aware and with which he likely would have interacted? This would make it more concrete in my mind that he could plausibly intend 1 Cor. 10:4 as a qualification of their statements about wisdom and the rock.

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