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the use of "abominations" in verse 25, probably a cultic event.8 The fwr-Group

The "wicked" (fwr) are the most prominent foes in

the book of Proverbs; the designation occurs seventy-six times in the book. Such a large number of appearances makes it very difficult to identify the figure with any precision. One step in the direction of clarifying this term is pro- vided by the poetic form of the material with its ever- present parallelism. By means of parallelism seven expres- sions may be identified as synonyms for the wicked: the "treacherous" (Mydgvb),9 "evil ones" (Myfr),10

"scoffer" (Cl),11 "godless" (Ntbvx ),12 “worthless

witness" (lfylb-df),13 "evildoers" (Myfrm),14

and "unjust man" (lvf-wyx).15 As antonyms, six

8 L. Perdue, Wisdom and Cult: A Critical Analysis of the Views of Cult in the Wisdom Literatures Israel and the Ancient Near East (Missoula: Scholars Press, 1977), p. 161. 2:22; 21:18. 4:14, 14:19; 24:20. 9:7. 11:7. 19:28. 24:19. 29:27. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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