Wisdom encompasses the qualities of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The Old Testament book of Proverbs, which sometimes invokes a Woman as the personification of Wisdom, is a collection of aphorisms and moral teachings. Along with other biblical passages, it teaches, "The fear of the... is personified as a woman.
The text here seems to indicate an actual practice where women are portrayed as street teachers or preachers. Especially significant in Proverbs is the personification of wisdom as a woman, found especially in chapter 8. In the first chapter of the book it becomes apparent that the production, teaching, and promoting of wisdom is not just a matter for the male of the species. The Bible tells us that women also were “wisdom teachers” (2 The judge who anointed the first two kings of Israel 14:2; 20:16).