Category Archives: Wisdom of Solomon

Wisdom of Solomon and Insecurity about Life

I’ve been reading the Deuterocanonical Writings for my daily quiet time.  The Deuterocanonical Writings are part of the Catholic canon for the Bible, but not the Protestant and Jewish canons.  Protestants call the Deuterocanonical Writings the “Apocrypha.” I am enjoying … Continue reading

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Psalm 2, Eclipse on a Full Moon, Die to Observe

1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 411. “Thus the … Continue reading

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Other Higher Powers?

On Stephen Collins’ web site, there’s an interaction between Stephen and someone who wrote in his guestbook. Stephen Collins played the Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven. “J.J.” writes the following: “I loved your show. How could you compromise like … Continue reading

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Intermediary, Dependence

Source: Birger A. Pearson, “Jewish Sources in Gnostic Literature,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 479. “…the Gnostic pattern featuring the ‘blasphemy’ or ‘vain claim’ of the Demiurge–itself based upon Jewish texts … Continue reading

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Graetz and Tobit

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 430. “Hadrian and Rufus’s cruel measures were directed not against the survivors alone, but also against the dead. The heaps of dead [Jewish] bodies … Continue reading

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Divinized After Death

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 39. The Stoic poet Lucan says about the first century B.C.E. figure Cato: “Cato was a true father of his country, and far worthier than others who have since been … Continue reading

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Persecution in Egypt

Source: Peder Borgen, “Philo of Alexandria,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 253-254. “By joining in cultural life, the Jews of Alexandria aimed at full citizenship of the Greek polis…Full Greek citizens … Continue reading

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My Agenda for a While: Three Papers

I have three papers to write for this month (and maybe the next). I’m going to brainstorm some on this blog. Writing papers can be hard. I don’t always know where to start. This blog can be a place where … Continue reading

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