wisdom literature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wisdom literature any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wisdom literature The class of ancient Hebrew writings which deal reflectively with general ethical and religious topics, as distinguished from the prophetic and liturgical literature, and from the law. It is comprised chiefly in the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom of Solomon. The “wisdom” (Hokhmah) of these writings consists in detached sage utterances on concrete issues of life, without the effort at philosophical system that appeared in the later Hellenistic reflective writing beginning with Philo Judæus.
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Usage

In literature:

Such moral wisdom would be imperishable in any literature.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
Literature and commerce are made possible only through the wisdom of statesmen, says Macaulay.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
The starting-point of Wisdom literature is the /Unit Proverb/, which is a unit of thought in a unit of form.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
The Arab incorporated into his literature the wisdom of those he had conquered.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
An unusually brief work, it has been called the ultimate distillation of the Buddhist Wisdom Literature.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
WISDOM LITERATURE, Proverbs, 9; James, 68-75.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
It belongs to the literature of Jewish Wisdom, with Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
"The Literature of the Old Testament" by George Foot Moore
This photo is Ganesha, a Hindu god, patron of art and literature Ganesha symbolizes to the Hindus wisdom and knowledge.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
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In news:

The received wisdom is that literature and special interests don't mix.
The man often referred to as "the Father of American Literature" has been invited by the Alpine Township Historical Committee to share his humor and wisdom at 2 pm Sunday at the Alpine Township Community Building, 2015 7 Mile Road.
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In science:

Although not quite a direct test of SR or GR per se, the Pioneer and the flyby anomalies have arisen in the literature as phenomena that, at least at first look, did challenge the common wisdom about gravity.
The experimental status of Special and General Relativity
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