Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Which Bible “Wise Guy” knew all about plants and animals?

In honor of my main character, Sophie Topfeather, who goes to the ends of the earth to gain a little wisdom, here’s our first installment of “Word to the Wise”–what the Bible says about wisdom!

1 Kings 4:29-30, 32-34 says, “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.”

Can you name the story in the New Testament where hyssop plays a role?

                 Share it in the comments!

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and short stories for children, and occasionally a book or article for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.
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3 Responses to Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Which Bible “Wise Guy” knew all about plants and animals?

  1. cinda lium says:

    sady, no!


  2. Dr. Rick Anderson says:

    Jesus was on the cross, and as he spoke the words “I thirst”, history’s worst sinners took sour wine, and delivered it to Jesus lips with a sponge extended on a hyssop branch. Then Jesus said “It is finished”, bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
    From John 19: 29-30


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