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... More is a treasure worth seeking.
Chapter 2 is one of the essays that make up the first section of the book (chapters 1-9). Two important features of the kind of wisdom being advocated in this collection are described here: first, wisdom is a treasure, worth seeking and hunting for (one is reminded of Jesus’ story about the treasure hidden in the field [A tax collector who became one of Jesus' 12 disciples More 13:44]); second, wisdom is theological wisdom, here associated with honoring the Lord and knowing about God, and seen as a divine gift (Proverbs 2:5-6).