to follow the wisdom of God, who will give immortality to the righteous.
contains a series of didactic exhortations, commendations of wisdom, and
promises of immortality. The book urges people to hold fast to the wisdom
that leads to righteousness, even if it leads to suffering, since God will
give the righteous immortality. The central part of the book speaks of the
attributes of wisdom. The final chapters contrast the treatment of the Egyptians
who suffered plagues and the Israelites who were delivered from bondage
by the wisdom of God. The book is ascribed to Solomon, but was actually
written around the time of Christ.