Deuterocanon / Wisdom of Solomon

Hebrew Bible

New Testament

Patristic

Summary
Date: 100-50 B.C.E.

The Wisdom of Solomon presents philosophical questions in a style that is very personal, sounding at times like the protest texts Job and Ecclesiastes. It is indeed confessional like Ecclesiastes, but this is ironic, since Wisdom of Solomon at times appears to oppose the theological message of Ecclesiastes. Wisdom of Solomon is notable for its inclusion in the New Testament canon in the early Christian Muratorian fragment.