Black Spirituality Religion : THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON...

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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The following passage, written by King Solomon circa 1035 BC, contains some of the most profound words ever written. It can be found in the Apocrypha, a collection of deuterocanonical (i.e., “second law”) books of the Bible, in a book called “The Wisdom of Solomon.”

    The word “apocrypha” means “hidden,” and was often applied to books that were withheld from circulation because the authorship was in doubt or the teachings had been questioned.

    The compilers and scripture-makers of the Bible chose instead another book written by Solomon to be included in the canonized Bible, called “The Song of Solomon.” It is actually a love song written by Solomon when he was nineteen years old and in the honeymoon of a thousand (i.e., 700 wives and 300 concubines) debaucheries!

    Here are the words of Solomon in his later years, when he was close to God...(IMHO, “The Wisdom of Solomon” should have been included in the canonized Bible instead of “The Song of Solomon”):

    “May God grant that I speak with judgment,
    and have thoughts worthy of what I
    have received,
    for He is the guide even of wisdom
    and the corrector of the wise.

    For both we and our words are in His
    hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts.

    For it is He who gave me unerring
    knowledge of what exists,
    to know the structure of the world and
    the activity of the elements;
    the beginning and end and middle of
    times,
    the alternations of the solstices and the
    changes of the seasons,
    the cycles of the year and the
    constellations of the stars,
    the natures of animals and the tempers
    of wild beasts,
    the powers of spirits and the
    reasonings of men,
    the varieties of plants and the virtues
    of roots.

    I learned both what is secret and what
    is manifest, for wisdom, the fashioner of all things,
    taught me.

    For in her there is a spirit that is:
    intelligent, holy,
    unique, manifold, subtle,
    mobile, clear, unpolluted,
    distinct, invulnerable, loving the good,
    keen,
    irresistible, beneficent, humane,
    steadfast, sure, free from anxiety,
    all-powerful, overseeing all,
    and penetrating through all spirits
    that are intelligent and pure and most
    subtle.

    For wisdom is more mobile than any motion;
    because of her pureness she pervades
    and penetrates all things.

    For she is a breath of the power of God,
    and a pure emanation of the glory of
    the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains
    entrance into her.

    For she is a reflection of eternal light,
    a spotless mirror of the working of God,
    and an image of His goodness.

    Though she is but one, she can do all things,
    and while remaining in herself, she renews all things;
    in every generation she passes into holy souls,
    and makes them friends of God, and prophets.

    For God loves nothing so much as the
    man who lives with wisdom.
    For she is more beautiful than the sun,
    and excels every constellation of the stars.

    Compared with the light she is found
    to be superior, for it is succeeded by the night,
    but against wisdom evil does not prevail.

    She reaches mightily from one end of
    The Earth to the other,
    and she orders all things well.”



    (The Wisdom of Solomon, 7: 15-30: 8:1,
    Books of the Apocrypha)
     
  2. Aqil

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    "He who devotes himself to the study of the law of the Most High will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients, and will be concerned with prophecies; he will preserve the discourse of notable men, and penetrate the subtleties of parables..."

    Solomon was indeed the wisest man in the world...
     
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    Solomon says:

    "Wisdom is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her...
     
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    The compilers and scripture-makers of the Bible chose another book written by Solomon to be included in the canonized Bible, called “The Song of Solomon.” It is actually a love song written by Solomon when he was 19, and in the honeymoon of a thousand (i.e., 700 wives and 300 concubines) debaucheries!

    (IMHO, “The Wisdom of Solomon” should have been included in the canonized Bible instead of “The Song of Solomon”)...
     
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    Did Solomon exist?

    The words are wonderful, for sure - but it doesn't look like Solomon existed
     
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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is the source of your information?
     
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    Peace....


    This was deep, thanx for this peace brotha Aqil. Solomon was truly the wisest.
     
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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You're quite welcome, Pharaoh Jah...
     
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    and Al hamdu-l-'lah fi Prophet Sulieman...
     
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    I dont think solomom existed either. I think Solomon was taken from the Egyptian Thoth. He has all the attributes and funtions of Ptah/Thoth.
     
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