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Definition of Wisdom literature

Wisdom literature
Wisdom literature Wis"dom lit"er*a*ture The class of ancient Hebrew writings which deal reflectively with general ethical and religious topics, as distinguished from the prophetic and liturgical literature, and from the law. It is comprised chiefly in the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom of Solomon. The ``wisdom' (Hokhmah) of these writings consists in detached sage utterances on concrete issues of life, without the effort at philosophical system that appeared in the later Hellenistic reflective writing beginning with Philo Jud[ae]us.

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- Wisdom literature is a genre of literature common in the ancient Near East. It consists of statements by sages and the wise that offer teachings about...
- The Book of Wisdom, or the Wisdom of Solomon, is a Jewish work written in Gr**** and most likely composed in Alexandria, Egypt. Generally dated to the...
- text is the subject of intense scrutiny. The book itself is the largest wisdom book from antiquity to have survived. Sirach is accepted as part of the...
- Sophia (Koinē Gr****: σοφία sophía "wisdom") is a central idea in ****enistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism and Christian theology. Originally...
- one of the Ketuvim ("Writings") of the Hebrew Bible and part of the Wisdom literature of the Christian Old Testament. The title commonly used in English...
- the "wisdom books" and follows the two books of the Maccabees. Job, Ecclesiastes and the Book of Proverbs belong to the genre of wisdom literature, sharing...
- less clear personification of Wisdom is also found in the Cave 11 Psalm Scroll. Wisdom literature is a genre of literature common in the ancient Near East...
- Palmer Hall, to promote the study of the world's wisdom literature. Hall believed the ac****ulated wisdom of mankind is the birthright of every individual...
- lasted for more than a millennium. It is an example of the biblical wisdom literature, and raises questions of values, moral behaviour, the meaning of human...
- called wisdom tooth, is one of the three molars per quadrant of the human dentition. It is the most posterior of the three. The age at which wisdom teeth...