The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...judge,5 That he might know that godliness is more powerful than aught else. 13. The righteous man who was sold she deserted not, But delivered him from sin;7 14. She went down with him into a dungeon,8 And in (his) bonds she left him not, Until she had brought him the sceptre of a kingdom; 9 And (given him) power over them that had dealt tyrannously with him; Also false did she show those to be who had imputed evil to him;10 And she gave him everlasting glory.11 1 Not, of course, in the technical sense; as Gregg says, the reference is probably to Jacob's dream, Gen. xxviii. 1017, " in which God revealed to him some of the providential agencies of the kingdom of God." 2 Cp. Gen. xxxii. 24-32. Lit. "in the covetousness of them that oppressed," probably in reference to Gen. xxxi. 38-42. I Lit. " acting as umpire." 6 It is not clear what this refers to; probably, as Goodrick surmises, some Jewish legend lies at the back of it: cp. Jubilees xxxvii.-xxxviii. Lit. " every one." 'Cp. Gen. xxxix. 9. 8 Cp. Gen. xl. 15 (Septuagint). This is somewhat of an exaggeration; see, however. Gen. xli. 39-45. 10 Lit. blamed him." II Not to be taken in a literal sense; the Easterns are fond of glowing colours. Undying fame is what is meant; see viii. 13 and note. 15. She delivered an holy people 1 and a blameless seed 1 from a nation of oppressors. 16. She entered into the soul of a servant of the Lord,8. And withstood terrible kings with wonders and signs. 17. She rendered unto holy men the reward of their labours, She guided them along a wondrous way, And became unto them a covering3 by day, And for a flame of stars 4 by night. 18. She brought them through the Red Sea, And led them through many waters; 5 19. But their...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560310
  • 9781236560315