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Psalms and Proverbs: A Question of Authorship

Part of my approach to teaching is requiring students to write questions about lectures, articles, textbooks, and Biblical texts. (Trying to help them be more Socratic in their own approach to learning). One of my students asked the following question … Continue reading

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Solomon's Wisdom? Redux

In an alternate universe Solomon’s wisdom fails to pay off as expected: (Thanks to one of my students from The Former Prophets class, Jordan Ketterer, for this humorous alternate ending). Related articles The Ambiguity of Wisdom (rickwadholmjr.wordpress.com)

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The Ambiguity of Wisdom

The wisdom of Solomon (not meaning, the ancient book by that name) is something of an ambiguity. And perhaps that is the nature of wisdom, recognizing ambiguities and trying to steer the right course. Take another look at the all-too-familiar … Continue reading

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