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date: 08 August 2022

The Wisdom of Solomon 

Source:
The Oxford Bible Commentary
Author(s):
William HorburyWilliam Horbury, William HorburyWilliam Horbury

This book, preserved in Greek and in versions made from the Greek, forms a high point not only in ancient Jewish literature but also in Greek literature as a whole; yet it belongs above all to the sapiential stream of Jewish biblical tradition, and crowns the series of earlier biblical wisdom-books: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach). In the early church it was one of the books linked with Solomon, together with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, and the non-canonical ... ...

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