[XTalk] Kingdom of God as Wisdom
- Matthew 13:44:
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person
finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and
buys that field.
My version of the Bible (New American Bible) provides two parallels to this
verse, Proverbs 2:4 and Proverbs 4:7. If these parallels are worth
something, then we have in this parable a definition for what exactly the
kingdom of God/heaven is.
If you seek her [Wisdom] like silver
and like hidden treasures search her out:
The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom;
at the cost of all you have, get understanding.
Franklin and Marshall College