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“The Wisdom of Solomon was the last book of the Catholic Old Testament to be written. It develops Jewish belief in God for a new era, influenced by the ideas of Greek philosophers. Giszczak’s commentary offers a clearly presented introduction to this fascinating but enigmatic scriptural book, providing salient quotations from Jewish and Greek sources to illustrate the intellectual background. Useful features include sidebars making connections with Christian life, a glossary explaining technical words, and several illustrations. I commend this commentary to all who wish to understand the Wisdom of Solomon in light of Catholic teaching.”
— Jeremy Corley, lecturer in sacred Scripture and director of research, St. Patrick’s Pontifical University
“This commentary is perfectly designed to make the Wisdom of Solomon comprehensible, accessible, and relevant to Catholic believers. It balances helpful background about the Hellenistic Jewish context in which the book originated with connections to the Catholic traditions of liturgy and theology, from the early Church Fathers to the twentieth century. The numerous ‘Reflection and Application’ and ‘In the Light of Christ’ sections make apparent the relevance of the Wisdom of Solomon to contemporary Christian life.”
— Karina Hogan, associate professor of biblical studies and ancient Judaism, Fordham University