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  • Nomathemba on Wisdom of Solomon 18
    iam surprise about this chapter of Kingdom of Solomon

    my bible only have songs of Solomon tell me more
  • The Wisdom of Solomon is found amongst the Apocryphal Books & not included in the canonized Scriptures. The Bible you have with you is the latter, which only has the Song of Solomon.

    For the books to be 'canonized' (or, to be approved for inclusion in the 'Bible'), meant that they had to undergo various tests of authorship, cross-referencing, inconsistent truths with other more reliable writings, etc. So when the Canon of Scripture (both Old & New Testaments) was put together over time & Books were canonized by various Jewish & Christian religions, we ended up with a variety of 'Bibles', depending on the tests they applied & what conformed to their theology.

    What we have now as our Bible as far as the books to be included, rather than their content, wasn't completed till about the 17th Century. However, other 'Bibles' have been around for much longer & they include some other writings, which we call 'deuterocanonical' or apocryphal books of the Bible. Some Churches today, such as the Roman Catholics, use the apocryphal books whilst most other Protestant denominations don't. As there are errors included within those books, we tend to not use them & speaking personally, I find that the Scriptures we have now is sufficient for my understanding & thereby obviating any possible intrusion into error.



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