This book was originally written in Greek by an unknown Jewish author. The book makes use of traditional Jewish material, as well as ideas borrowed from Greek philosophy, in order to teach that God rewards those who are faithful to him.
Outline of Contents
Immortality for the righteous and punishment for the wicked 1.1—5.23
In praise of wisdom 6.1—9.18
Wisdom's protection of God's people and punishment of enemies 10.1—12.27
The foolishness of idolatry 13.1—15.13
Blessing and punishment when the Israelites left Egypt 15.14—19.22