The Maid of Heaven, the Image of Sophia, and the Logos
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Sours, M. “The Maid of Heaven, the Image of Sophia, and the Logos: Personification of the Spirit in Scripture and Sacred Literature”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, Mar. 1991, pp. 47-65, doi:10.31581/jbs-4.1.431(1991).


The Logos in Christianity and the Maiden who personified the Spirit of God within Baha'u'llah van be equated as one and the same eternal reality. Christians have often noted the similarities between the Logos and the personified image of wisdom (or Sophia) in Proverbs and the deuterocanonical books. In many ways, both the characterstics of the Logos and the image of Sophia can be seen combined in the feminine personification of the Most Great Spirit in Baha'u'llah's writings. This article examines some of the corollaries between these three expressions of divine emanation.
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