#29 Discussion of ‘Lady Wisdom’

That Solomon was so wise and yet fell from grace is a cautionary tale.  King Solomon asked God to give him wisdom rather than wealth.  Solomon received this gift from God, as well as becoming fabulously rich. In his writings, Solomon personifies wisdom as ‘she’ and compares her to ‘Lady Foolishness’ (Proverbs 9:13) inviting theContinue reading “#29 Discussion of ‘Lady Wisdom’”

#28 Wisdom Literature of the Bible

The Israelites have a very ancient tradition of wisdom literature that goes back at least to the time of King Solomon who became king in 970 BC.  In comparison Ancient Greece and Athens only started to rise to power after 478 BC.  Greek philosophy only took root with Socrates (470-399 BC), Plato (428-348 BC) andContinue reading “#28 Wisdom Literature of the Bible”

#27 History Books of the Bible

The history books of the Bible were written by Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Baruch and Ezra – only five people.  The period between the two Testaments has histories written by Judas and Simon Maccabeus, and by Yeshua ben Sira’s grandson. Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible known as the Torah starting with Genesis. Continue reading “#27 History Books of the Bible”