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THE SIXTH ASPECT OF WISDOM: THE WISE ORDERING OF LIFE EXAMINED IN FOUR PARTICULAR INSTANCES OF HUMAN CONDUCT: 

 

                        In Ecclesiastes 10:1-12:7, Solomon turns from a general examination of the ordering of life to an examination of four particular aspects of life72: (1) towards ourselves (Ecclesiastes  10:1-3); (2) our relationship with our superiors (Ecclesiastes 10:4-20(; (3) our relationship to our inferiors (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6); (4) our relationship toward God (Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:7).


72  “So much of those effects and properties of true wisdom, which are more general.  Now Solomon proceeds to reckon other parts and fruits of it, as they more particularly concern us in a fourfold carriage of ourselves.”