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1 Kings 4:30

30 Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

Read 1 Kings 4:30 Using Other Translations

And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.
In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt.

What does 1 Kings 4:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 4:30

And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children
of the east
The Arabians, and Persians, famous for wisdom, and who lay to the east of the land of Judea; whose wisdom lay in the knowledge of the stars, in divination by birds, and soothsaying F13:

and all the wisdom of Egypt;
which it was eminent for in the times of Moses, and in which he was learned and well-skilled, ( Acts 7:22 ) ; and hence in later times the philosophers of the Gentiles travelled to get knowledge, as Pherecydes, Pythagoras, Anaxagoras, Plato, and others to Egypt, said to be the mother of arts and sciences F14.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 Midrash Kohelet. fol. 76. 3.
F14 Macrob. in Som. Scip. c. 19. 21. & Saturnal l. 1. c. 15.
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