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  1. Whether he was referring to the book of the Proverbs of Solomon and the book of Wisdom, or whether he was calling one book “Solomon’s Proverbs and Wisdom,” I will not venture a guess. But what about you? Does Joel Watts hold to the Book of Wisdom.

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    1. Polycarp

      My daughter’s name is Sophia :)

      I feel that regarding the use of the Deuterocanons – some of them are beneficial to theology and study of the New Testament; however, to avoid controversy, I wouldn’t hold public readings out of it or call it Scripture. Privately, well, …..

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      1. Fair enough. One treatment of the issue I found particularly tactful was in a sermon on Manasseh in the Old Testament. The fellow who was preaching wanted to quote the deuterocanonical ‘Prayer of Manasses’ because it painted a beautiful protrait of repentence, but he did not personally consider it authoritative scripture, and there were members of the church who would probably be quite upset to see him bringing “those pagan books” into a church service. And so he said something along these lines:

        “What exactly is it that Manasseh said when he repented? Our Bibles don’t tell us. But Jewish tradition has preserved for us an excellent prayer of repentence that is traditionally called the Prayer of Manasses: ‘O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed . . .’

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        1. Polycarp

          I can agree with his stance, and his wording. I’ve used Wisdom at a funeral service before.

          Some of those books I would consider something along the lines of theologians, etc… and a whole lot better than many today.

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