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The Wisdom of Solomon and Us

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The Wisdom of Solomon and Us

The Quest for Meaning, Morality and a Deeper Relationship with God

By Marc Angel

Jewish Lights Publishing, Paperback, 9781580238557, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2016


Can an ancient king supply a salve for our modern spiritual restlessness?

"King Solomon wisely taught that we must live each stage of our lives in a constructive way. As long as we have goals and aspirations, we are alive; we are growing; we are using the gift of time in a meaningful way."
--from Chapter 1, "When There Is Life--Live "

Rabbi Marc D. Angel, PhD, mines the biblical literature attributed to King Solomon, the Hebrew Bible's model of wisdom, for the answers to life's important questions.

Ecclesiastes--What is life's meaning and mission? What is my significance in the vastness of space and the eternity of time?
Proverbs--How can I help maintain a healthy society, with a focus on truth, compassion and moral courage?
The Song of Songs--How can I achieve a genuine, soul-satisfying relationship with God?

More than biblical commentary, Rabbi Angel shows us how Solomon's wisdom can soothe the contemporary disquiet of all of us seeking a thoughtful, challenging and spiritually vibrant approach to life.