Summary of Wisdom of Solomon

Date: 100-50 B.C.E.

Description: 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.

Wills, Lawrence M. Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles, Yale University Press, 2021


Hebrew Bible


Septuagint


Deuterocanon


Pseudepigrapha


Targum


New Testament


Patristic


Rabbinic


Classical