The author of the Book of Wisdom and the date of its origin (1) Cover Image

Autor Księgi Mądrości i czas jej powstania (1)
The author of the Book of Wisdom and the date of its origin (1)

Author(s): Bogdan PONIŻY
Subject(s): Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism, History of Religion
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Teologiczne
Keywords: Book of Wisdom; Wisdom of Salomonos; Sophia Salomonos; author; date of origin; Sitz im Leben;

Summary/Abstract: This article is the first part of a longer essay, which is divided into two parts. The Book of Wisdom is a special book in the Bible. It is the youngest book of the Old Testament, but Canon Muratori enlists it among the New Testament books. Many manuscripts and old translations call this book the Wisdom of Salomonos, because Salomon seemed to be the author of this work (cf. Wis 7–9). Strong arguments exclude his authorship, but it is sure, that an Israelite must have been the author. Although there are many hypotheses about the date of its birth, Sitz im Leben and the wording defend the view that the text must have been written while the Romans ruled in Egypt.

  • Issue Year: 63/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 293-313
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish