509) which he based from fourth century usage. Using records about activities during the time the poem was written, Davenport supports his challenge that the jeweler is one who deals with jewels through the criticism of Mede, a character in the poem used by both authors to support their respective claims; for giving lavish bribe. The article rests its course in mentioning the support of theology and authors towards Mede’s claim to high social status so that it defines the jeweler as a rich person or one who possesses goods (Davenport, p.
In addition, the reference of the jeweler in the poem is also mentioned as an unambiguous literal application to the world of jewel dealing when it was twice mentioned as an metaphor that points to the Parable of the Pearl Great Price found in the Bible. With the courageous claims of the author, he embraced a strong resolve regarding his analysis on the basis of the support he took from analytical and critical study. Whatever the true meaning/s of the word and the poem might be, still poses a challenge to scholars and stirs the curiosity of other researchers to deal more accurately with the texts and find more challenge in finding more resources to support studies.
Probably, what matters most is not to find who the jeweler is but to see the jeweler, the creator of man, as the aforementioned parable speaks of and at the same time recognize the jewel that is the
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