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A “Woman of Substance”

Picking up the term hayil (31:3), Proverbs ends with the portrait of “a woman of substance” (’eshet-hayil). Men with hayil, like Lemuel and Boaz in the book of Ruth (2:1), are honourable and affluent. They may be kings, landowners, or those who serve the community with courage and loyalty, such as in the military. They are pillars in their communities—just like the woman celebrated here…

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