Wisdom, Book of
Wisdom, Book of
One of the deutero-canonical writings of the Old Testament, placed in the Vulgate between the Canticle of Canticles and Ecclesiasticus

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  • wisdom book — noun any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom • Syn: ↑sapiential book, ↑wisdom literature • Hypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Book of Wisdom —     Book of Wisdom     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Wisdom     One of the deutero canonical writings of the Old Testament, placed in the Vulgate between the Canticle of Canticles and Ecclesiasticus.     I. TITLE     The oldest headings… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • wisdom literature — noun any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom • Syn: ↑sapiential book, ↑wisdom book • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wisdom of Solomon — noun an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC • Syn: ↑Wisdom • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑sapiential book, ↑wisdom book, ↑w …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach — noun an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect) • Syn: ↑Ben Sira, ↑Sirach, ↑Ecclesiasticus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑sapiential book, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Book of Ecclesiastes — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Ecclesiastes • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Book of Proverbs — noun an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon) • Syn: ↑Proverbs • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa, ↑Ketubim, ↑Writings, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Book of Wisdom — or Wisdom of Solomon or simply Wisdom is one of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible. It is one of the seven Sapiential or wisdom books of the Septuagint Old Testament, which includes Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (Song… …   Wikipedia

  • Wisdom — is a concept of personal gaining of knowledge, understanding, experience, discretion, and intuitive understanding, along with a capacity to apply these qualities well towards finding solutions to problems. It is the judicious and purposeful… …   Wikipedia

  • Wisdom literature — is the genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East. This genre is characterized by sayings of wisdom intended to teach about divinity and about virtue. The key principle of wisdom literature is that whilst techniques of traditional story… …   Wikipedia

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