The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon : In the Revised Version with Introduction and Notes

Edited by 

List price: US$80.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Although much about this apocryphal book of the Septuagint (Greek Old Testament) is unknown, it remains an influential and much-studied work. J. A. F. Gregg (1873-1961), who was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, and later became Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and then of Armagh, gives an extensive introduction to his edition of the English version, published in the 'Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges' series in 1909. He examines the complicated problem of dating the text, as well as the question of its original language and possible author, concluding this was most likely a Jewish person from Alexandria, at some time after the second century BCE, and not King Solomon himself. The text itself examines many aspects of wisdom, from its inherent nature to its role in the protection of Israelites. Gregg provides notes throughout, making this volume a detailed guide to an important piece of sacred writing.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139108530
  • 9781139108539

Table of contents

Introduction: 1. Title; 2. Date; 3. Language of the original; 4. Place of writing; 5. The author; 6. Purpose of the book; 7. Unity of the book; 8. Wisdom-literature; 9. The Divine Wisdom; 10. The logos; 11. Doctrine of God; 12. Doctrine of Man; 13. Death and immortality; 14. Eschatology; 15. Analysis of contents; 16. MSS and text; 17. Wisdom and the New Testament; 18. Literature; Text and notes; Index.show more