Solomon the Wise?

In a tradition that mocks Greek philosophy and human wisdom, it goes without saying that the wisdom afforded Solomon in the Old Testament is central to the Bible’s critique of Hellenism. What’s not so obvious—at least at first glance—is how this critique is expressed in the foolishness of David’s son and the outcome of his life.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 1:7-8.

Episode 224 Matthew 1:7-8; Subscribe:; “Private Eye” Kevin MacLeod ( ( Licensed under Creative Commons: B.y Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/

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  1. “The Temple is a pejorative metaphor in the Old Testament representing the infrastructure imposed by the Greeks on nomadic shepherd culture of the Levant in the ancient world.” Thank you Father Boulos. That required some unpacking.

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