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Tenth Century B.C.


The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment

Last Revised: 11 July 2009

Enlightenment Teachings and Experiences

Details of bibliographic acronyms are available here .

Subject: King Solomon
Dates: Disputed; perhaps 970-928 B.C.
Tradition: Hebrew

[Wisdom, Solomonís name for the Holy Spirit, cries:] Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make known my words unto you. (Proverbs 1:23.)

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom....

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. (Proverbs 3:13-4.)

She is more precious than rubies: and all things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. (Proverbs 3:15.)

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? (Proverbs 6:27.)

I wisdom dwell with prudence...

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I have understanding; I have strength. ...

Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. ...

I ... cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. (Proverbs 8:12, 14, 18 +21.) I prayed, and understanding was given me;

I called, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. ("The Wisdom of Solomon" in APO, 190.)

Her wealth ... is an unfailing treasure for men. ("The Wisdom of Solomon" in APO, 190.)

All that was secret or manifest I learned,
For wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me. ("The Wisdom of Solomon" in APO, 191.)

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5.)

The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment