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Simcha Fisher: Finding great pearls of wisdom

The other day, as soon as I got home, I looked up “oyster etymology.” It turns out the word “oyster” comes from the Greek “ostrakon,” meaning “a hard shell.” That’s the short version, but it was enough information for me. I previously had no idea, and I really wanted to find out. 

Dr Paul Morrissey: Exploring leading thinkers on the getting of Wisdom

The wisdom literature of the Old Testament is a treasure trove made up of seven disparate books. Two of these books, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, contain many aphoristic sayings that remain fundamental to the western understanding of the good life.

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