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Wisdom literature the biblical books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, and Ecclesiasticus collectively; similar works, especially from the ancient Near East, containing proverbial sayings and practical maxims.

Wisdom of Solomon a book of the Apocrypha ascribed to Solomon and containing a meditation on wisdom. The book is thought actually to date from about 1st century bc to the 1st century ad.

wisdom tooth each of the four hindmost molars in humans which usually appear at about the age of twenty; the phrase (in plural) represents Latin dentes sapientiae, as the teeth were said by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates not to appear until years of discretion were reached.

See also experience is the father of wisdom.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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