Wisdom of Solomon


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Wisdom of Solomon

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Wisdom of Solomon

n
(Bible) a book of the Apocrypha, probably written about 50 bc, addressed primarily to Jews who were under the influence of Hellenistic learning

Wis′dom of Sol′omon


n.
a book of the Apocrypha.
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Noun1.Wisdom of Solomon - an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
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It will require the Wisdom of Solomon to achieve a solution without incurring accusations of racism, given the shop's situation just yards from Coldstream Bridge: do they advertise to Scots heading south or to English motorists heading north?
Without being accused of being patronising, I would like to wish the Culture Minister of Wales the very best of health and the wisdom of Solomon in deciding how best to please both sides of English and Welsh speakers.
Whereas I utterly oppose any parent thrashing a child through having lost his/her temper, I support the wisdom of Solomon, who affirmed: ``Spare the rod and ruin the child.
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We hope the Supreme Court will rule with the wisdom of Solomon and render a decision that respects the wishes of the dying while protecting those who want to live.
He will need the skills of a diplomat, the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job to succeed at Stamford Bridge.
THE wisdom of Solomon was to open a second restaurant.
Unfortunately, the wisdom of Solomon is not very helpful in these circumstances.
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