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The Resource Solomon : the lure of wisdom, Steven Weitzman

Solomon : the lure of wisdom, Steven Weitzman

Label
Solomon : the lure of wisdom
Title
Solomon
Title remainder
the lure of wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Steven Weitzman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at the life and legacy of King Solomon, describing his temple, the nature of his wisdom, and his biblical writings
  • Tradition has it that King Solomon knew everything there was to know -- the mysteries of nature, of love, of God himself -- but what do we know of him? Esteemed biblical scholar Steven Weitzman reintroduces readers to Solomon's story and its surprising influence in shaping Western culture, and he also examines what Solomon's life, wisdom, and writings have come to mean for Jews, Christians, and Muslims over the past two thousand years. Weitzman's Solomon is populated by a colorful cast of ambitious characters -- Byzantine emperors, explorers, rabbis, saints, scientists, poets, archaeologists, trial judges, reggae singers, and moviemakers among them -- whose common goal is to unearth the truth about Solomon's life and wisdom. Filled with the Solomonic texts of the Bible, along with lesser -- known magical texts and other writings, this book challenges both religious and secular assumptions. Even as it seeks to tell the story of ancient Israel's greatest ruler, this insightful book is also a meditation on the Solomonic desire to know all of life's secrets, and on the role of this desire in world history. -- Publisher description from http://yalepress.yale.edu (Sep. 22, 2011)
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weitzman, Steven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS580.S6
LC item number
W44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solomon
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Kings and rulers
Label
Solomon : the lure of wisdom, Steven Weitzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A life in letters -- A lust for knowledge -- Succession struggles -- Solomonic judgments -- Sacred books, satanic verses -- The King of kings -- Building heaven on earth -- Mining for Solomon's gold -- Difficult questions from a dubious queen -- A thousand and one sex scandals -- Afterthoughts -- For those seeking to know more
Control code
670481527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 197 p.
Isbn
9780300137187
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)670481527
Label
Solomon : the lure of wisdom, Steven Weitzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A life in letters -- A lust for knowledge -- Succession struggles -- Solomonic judgments -- Sacred books, satanic verses -- The King of kings -- Building heaven on earth -- Mining for Solomon's gold -- Difficult questions from a dubious queen -- A thousand and one sex scandals -- Afterthoughts -- For those seeking to know more
Control code
670481527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 197 p.
Isbn
9780300137187
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)670481527

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