wisdom book


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Noun1.wisdom book - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Book of Proverbs, Proverbs - an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)
Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes - an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
Canticle of Canticles, Canticles, Song of Solomon, Song of Songs - an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus, Sirach, Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach - an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom - an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC
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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz
I like to call this "the wisdom book." Proverbs 16:9 talks about us making plans, but allowing God to direct our steps.
Then she looks at Job as a wisdom book, Job as parody, Job in the context of the ancient Near Eastern world, theological issues the book of Job raises, and reading Job in a postmodern world.
She identifies and analyzes all the passages in the longest Jewish wisdom book that reveal attitudes about such matters as marriage, family life, self-control, desires and passions, and sexual promiscuity.
In the Hebrew wisdom book of Ecclesiastes, the author, Qohelet, laments that "all is futility." The more common translations give us the famous catchphrase as "Vanity of vanities.
As with the Hebrew Bible, the role of Sirach in the canon of the Armenian Bible has never been clearly defined, says Hambardzumyan, and the Old Testament Wisdom book has not received sufficient attention from either Armenian or Western scholars.
In the traditional order of Proverbs to "Pseudo-Solomon," each wisdom book receives a chapter's worth of discussion.
It is the only wisdom book that can be precisely dated, thanks to its prologue.
Next came The Book of Psalms (2007), The Wisdom Books (2011), Ancient Israel (2013), devoted to Joshua through Kings, and Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel (2015).
Scientific wisdom is then contrasted with the conventional wisdom of the wisdom books of the Bible and Jesus's critical wisdom.
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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.