Cities as Heaven

From Michael V. Fox’s Commentary on Proverbs 1-9 with the Anchor Yale Bible, commenting on Prov. 8:3:

“Her city represents every city, and even the entirety of the inhabited world. Ancient Near Eastern mythology often represented the cosmos as a city, and some cities were regarded as microcosms of heaven and earth (L. Perdue 1994: 86).”

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