Wisdom: Volume 20

Wisdom: Volume 20

by Richard J Clifford SJ

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Overview

In the book of Wisdom, we find the literary voice of Solomon, the model king and seeker of wisdom sharing his meditations. Concepts from Greek philosophy are integrated into Jewish tradition to present new insights into how wisdom can be both a quality of God and a human characteristic. Three affirmations in this lyrical book especially resonate for modern Christians: the kingdom of God means that God's justice actually rules the world; God is Lord of the universe, not just the God of heaven; and God is engaged in human history and dwells with the human race.

Richard J. Clifford, SJ, is professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology. He taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He was general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he is active in adult education in various New England dioceses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814628546
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: New Collegeville Bible Commentary , #20
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author


Richard J. Clifford, SJ, is professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology. He taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He was general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he is active in adult education in various New England dioceses.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 4

The Book of Wisdom

Introduction 5

Text and Commentary 15

The Two Worlds (Wisdom 1:1-6:21) 15

Wisdom and the Way to It (Wisdom 6:22-10:21) 31

The Exodus: God Provides for His Child Israel (Wisdom 11:1-19:22) 46

Review Aids and Discussion Topics 86

Index of Citations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 88

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