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9-11. 41 Winston, Wisdom of Solomon, 22-23 n. 33; Larcher, Livre de la Sagesse, 1. 149. D. I shall discuss Winston’s claim later in this chapter. 44 These two words along with many of the other terms cited by Winston and Larcher provide significant evidence that the Wisdom of Solomon was probably not written before Augustus’s reign. In addition to the presence of words that are found either exclusively or primarily during the Roman era, there are certain concepts in the Wisdom of Solomon that best fit the context of the Imperial period.
For a critique of Scarpat, see Hübner, Weisheit, 16-17; Vílchez Lindez, Sabiduría, 67-68. 67 See Grabbe, Wisdom of Solomon, 89-90. See also Winston’s admission in Wisdom of Solomon, 23. 68 Winston, Wisdom of Solomon, 23. 31 vocabulary shows that it was probably not written before the Augustan age. While the arguments adduced by those who believe that the book was most likely composed during Caligula’s reign are possible, they remain inconclusive. Therefore, I see no reason to limit the book’s composition to such a precise dating without additional evidence.
See Gilbert, “Sagesse,” 92. For connections between the Wisdom of Solomon and the Fourth Gospel, see Douglas K. Clark, “Signs in Wisdom and John,” CBQ 45 (1983) 201-9. For Larcher’s comments on John and Wisdom, see Études, 21-26. 32 Scholars have proposed three main categories for the addressees of the Wisdom of Solomon: pagans, apostate Jews, and faithful Jews. It is also possible that the book was directed towards one or more of these groups. n gh/n, “those who judge the earth” (1:1); basilei/j, “kings” (6:1a); dikastai.