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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom of Solomon, Book of (Σοφια Σαλωμωνος, Sophia Salōmōnos; Liber Sapientiæ). Also called the Book of Wisdom. Similar in style to Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Sirach.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Solomon, Wisdom of
SOLOMON, WISDOM OF. The Wisdom of Solomon is an exhortatory discourse, punctuated by an encomiastic invocation of Wisdom. It was written in Greek by a learned and profoundly Hellenized Jew of Alexandria, after that city’s conquest by Rome in 30 b.c.e. By that time the earlier optimism of the Alexandrian
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Wisdom of Solomon
WISDOM OF SOLOMON Deuterocanonical work containing a treasury of wisdom. A theological and/or philosophical treatise, the Wisdom of Solomon seeks to blend the piety of orthodox Judaism with the best of Greek philosophy.The book tries to give the impression that the whole is the work of Solomon (see
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom of Solomon, a poetic discourse composed in Greek by a Hellenistic Jew, probably in Alexandria, Egypt. The latest likely occasion for its composition is the persecution of Egyptian Jews under Gaius Caligula in 38–41 ce, although dates as early as the last half of the first century bce have also
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom of SolomonOne of the most important deuterocanonical wisdom writings. The Greek (LXX) tradition attributed this work to SolSolomon: “the Wisdom of Solomon.” Although Solomon is not mentioned by name in this book, it is obvious that the author is speaking in the persona of that famous king. The
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom of Solomon (Gk. Sophia Salōmōnos. † One of the more important wisdom compositions in the Apocrypha, in the Vulgate called “the book of Wisdom” (Lat. Liber sapientia). The book is the first great attempt to combine the insights of Greek philosophy (especially that of Middle Platonism) with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Wisdom, Book Of
WISDOM, BOOK OF Also called the Wisdom of Solomon and counted among the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament. Being one of the deuterocanonical books, it is part of the Catholic canon but not included in the modern Jewish or Protestant canon.
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Wisdom of Solomon
WISDOM OF SOLOMONThe Wisdom of Solomon, a pseudonymous work of Alexandrian Judaism from about the turn of the era, cultivates the dedicated pursuit of a wisdom that takes as its starting point the governance of and accountability before the God of Israel. The author assures fellow Jews that those who
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom of Solomon. One of the *Apocryphal Books of the OT. Though it has been variously divided, it may conveniently be considered in three parts. The opening chapters (1:1–6:8) describe the different destinies awaiting the righteous and the wicked. In opposition to the ‘ungodly’, who maintain that,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Wisdom the of Solomon
Wisdom, The, of Solomon, a book of the Apocrypha, may be divided into two parts, the first, chs. 1–9, containing the doctrine of wisdom in its moral and intellectual aspects; the second, the doctrine of wisdom as shown in history. chs. 10–19. The first part contains the praise of wisdom as the source
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Wisdom of Solomon, the
Wisdom of Solomon, TheWisdom of Solomon, the, a poetic discourse composed in Greek by a Hellenistic Jew, probably in Alexandria, Egypt. The latest likely occasion for its composition is the persecution of Egyptian Jews under Gaius Caligula in a.d. 38-41, although dates as early as the last half of
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