Influence of OT Wisdom motif on NT
century BCE) - Wisdom is personified as a female figure
- Wisdom is the agent of creation
Jesus ben Sirach 24
century BCE) - Wisdom is embodied in Torah
. Come to me
, you who desire me, and eat your fill of my fruits. 20.For the memory
of me is sweeter than honey, and the possession of me sweeter than the honeycomb. 21.
Those who eat of me will hunger for more and
those who drink of me will thirst
24:23. All this is the book of the covenant of the Most High God, the law that Moses
commanded us as an inheritance for the congregations of Jacob.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:22-8:1
century BCE) - Wisdom (Gk.
) takes on the
functions of the Stoic word/reason (Gk.
There is in her 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