Sophia (Soh-fee´uh)

The Greek word for “wisdom,” occasionally used to identify the personification of wisdom as a woman in Prov 1-9; Sir 24; Wis 6-12; and Bar 3:9-4:4).

Prov 1-9

1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2For learning about wisdom and instruction,
for understanding words of insight,3for gaining inst ... View more

Sir 24

1Wisdom praises herself,
and tells of her glory in the midst of her people.2In the assembly of the Most High she opens her mouth,
and in th ... View more

Wis 6-12

Kings Should Seek Wisdom
1Listen therefore, O kings, and understand;
learn, O judges of the ends of the earth.2Give ear, you that rule over multitudes,
and boas ... View more

Bar 3:9-4:4

In Praise of Wisdom
9Hear the commandments of life, O Israel;
give ear, and learn wisdom!10Why is it, O Israel, why is it that you are in the land of your enemi ... View more

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