Disclaimer for Wisdom and Folly, Chapter 16

I feel today’s chapter needs a disclaimer.

(Warning: Spoiler Alert!  Read chapter 16 first if you don’t want to know the plot beforehand!)  :)

This legend comes from the Book of Wisdom, or the Wisdom of Solomon, an apocryphal, biblical-era book supposedly written by Solomon about the angel Wisdom. In it, Wisdom is sent to Solomon, and he falls completely and irrevocably in love with her. He then plots how to petition the throne room for her to be his wife.

I had a really hard time reconciling this to Scripture, but, I figured, as long as I didn’t change anything clearly written in Scripture, I could have some fun with it!

The first half of the Book of Wisdom is about Wisdom and Solomon, and the second half is a tangent about God’s people doing wrong.

I am seriously upset with the author for not finishing Solomon and Wisdom’s story. What did God say when Solomon asked for her hand? I mean, did He just laugh? Did Solomon really think God would be fooled by his pious prayer into giving him an angel for a wife? Where was your mentor to rein in your tangent?!? Seriously, people.

Also, there is much controversy that surrounds Genesis 6:1-6.

I have read varying accounts of the interpretations of this Scripture—that the “sons of God” mentioned were angels, marrying daughters of men–humans. Giants and “mighty men…men of renown” came from the union, gripping the pre-flood earth in bondage to unscrupulous and evil creatures.  Referred to by many as “Nephilim.”

The other side—well, one of them—is that the “sons of God” refer to Seth’s godly lineage, while the daughters of men refer to those from Cain who rejected the Lord.

I have chosen the interpretation that makes for a more fantastical story, but I am mixed about what really happened myself.

Anyway, I absolutely had to write this, because, well, what if? What if Wisdom was an angel God sent to Solomon to teach him how to be wise when he prayed his infamous prayer? What if he did fall in love with her?

What was Solomon’s number one weakness after all? Women. (He did have over 900 wives and concubines, ya know.) So this took my crazy imagination somewhere else…what was your first love like? Did it influence all your other loves? I know mine did.

What if Solomon falls in love with Wisdom, he knows he cannot have her (even though he tries everything he can to get her) and every woman after that is his way of trying to capture what he so loved about Wisdom?

Do I think it really happened that way?

Nope.

Is it one of the things I might ask when I get to heaven?

Maybe.

Ok, most definitely, yes.

Does it make for a good story? I don’t know. You tell me. :)

In Him,

Michele

What do you think?

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