Wisdom of Solomon
Date: 1779 a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha — see bible table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wisdom of Solomon — or Wisdom n. a book of the Apocrypha: abbrev. Wis, Wisd of Sol, or WS …   English World dictionary

  • Wisdom of Solomon — A Greek book composed in Alexandria in the latter part of the 1st cent. BCE or the early part of the 1st cent. CE. It contains a warning to the wicked of a future judgement [[➝ Judgement]] and an affirmation of the doctrine of immortality; it… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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 SOLOMON —    one of the most beautiful books in the Apocrypha, written at the close of the 2nd century B.C. by one who knew both the Greek language and Greek philosophy, to commend the superiority to this philosophy of the divine wisdom revealed to the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Wisdom of Solomon — noun a book included in the Old Testament in some versions of the Bible, dealing with the subject of wisdom and its relation to righteousness …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wisdom of Solomon — noun The book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh, also known as Wisdom …   Wiktionary

  • Wisdom of Solomon — Wis′dom of Sol′omon n. bib a book of the Apocrypha …   From formal English to slang

  • Wisdom of Solomon — a book of the Apocrypha. * * * …   Universalium

  • wisdom of Solomon — wit, extreme intelligence, cleverness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • SOLOMON, WISDOM OF — (Gr. Σοφία Σαλωμῶνος (or Σ. Σαλωμῶντος) or, ή Σοφία; ή πανάρετος Σοφία, the wisdom of all the good precepts – a title sometimes given also to Proverbs and Ben Sira), an apocryphal work. The ascription of the book to Solomon is mentioned… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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