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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'To our President, the wisdom of Solomon and strength of Samson is what we ask God to grant you.
Billy gets granted the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the endurance of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the fighting abilities of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.
Exploring the reception of the Book of Isaiah in deuterocanonical and cognate literature Biblical scholars cover an intertextual dialogue between the Book of Isaiah and the Book of 1 Maccabees: on Judean leadership; the concept of the city; divine and divinely sanctioned violence; the Messiah and the End of Day; the temple in the so-called Jewish Romances in the deuterocanonical literature: Judith, Tobit, and Esther; Old Greek Isaiah 1:13: early evidence for the Great Day as a name for Yom Kippur; and the Book of Isaiah, the Wisdom of Solomon, and the fathers: an exploration of the textual history and concepts.
Crucify Him!' (John 19:15), the evangelist firmly locates Jesus on the cross, taking a cue from the Wisdom of Solomon (16:6-7) that spoke of 'sign of salvation' in the brazen serpent in the wilderness.
Finding common ground between these two, almost equallybalanced, forces would exhaust the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon.
THE judge in the trial of a son accused of murder for helping his ailing father to die with dignity appears to have come close to finding the elusive Wisdom of Solomon.
There is sympathy to be had for both sides in a case that would test the wisdom of Solomon.
"Gina's uphill climb to reach her goal as DENR secretary was a tall call decision, that perhaps, the wisdom of Solomon must be sought," Pacquiao said, but did not say how many voted against her or who abstained from voting.
The Deuterocanonical books of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon, notes Sophie Ramond, exhibit a higher interest in the themes of law and justice than other wisdom books, such as Job and Qohelet.
Focusing on the Book of Proverbs, the Book of Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon as exemplary works of Jewish wisdom literature, this investigation of disciplinary terminology will reveal how these sources value discipline as both educational content and the (typically punitive) means of acquiring this content.
Synopsis: In "The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality and a Deeper Relationship with God", Rabbi Marc D.
The actual texts included are too numerous to mention here, but among them are the Septuagint; the Book of Jubilees; Pseudo-Philo's Book of Biblical Antiquities; generous selections of the writings of Philo and Josephus; various testaments, including the Testament of Abraham and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs; wisdom literature, such as the Wisdom of Solomon and the Wisdom of Ben Sira; stories set in biblical and early post-biblical times, such as Joseph and Asenath, Judith, and Tobit; historical writings from post-biblical times, including 1 and 2 Maccabees; and numerous sectarian texts found at Qumran, such as the Rule of the Community and the Temple Scroll.