Book of Wisdom (of Solomon)

The author of the Wisdom of Solomon composed his work two centuries later, in Alexandria, during the Roman period. He draws on the same Jewish tradition, but he also draws on current Hellenistic philosophy with which he was very familiar. He writes in Greek, and when he covers themes found also in Sirach he uses the language, not of the Septuagint, but of the Hellenist schools. He wants his students to engage with Hellenism, but to value the  special wisdom that is their patrimony as Jews. 272 pages $20 [includes GST and postage within Australia]

1. Reading

In 2012 I published a commentary on Sirach (The Wisdom of Ben Sira) and Wisdom (The Wisdom of Solomon), published by Chevalier Press, 216 pages RRP $20.00. (www.annals.com.au. [email:annalsaustralasia@gmail.com; Phone: 61+2 96627894].

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