Does the Bible teach that Sophia is the goddess of wisdom?


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The Bible does not teach that Sophia is the goddess of wisdom. In fact, no one by the name of Sophia is even mentioned in the Bible. While relying heavily on the book of Proverbs and verses that ev...

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Mini Jason Curry
A "goddess" named Sophia is not mentioned in the bible, however Sophia is mentioned too many times for me to count. Sophia is a Greek word for wisdom. So in an English bible you will see wisdom as the transliteration. 
1Cor 1:30 says " but you are from Him in union with Christ Jesus who became for us the (Greek) Sophia;(English) wisdom from God. So wisdom is from God not a goddess. 

A lot of people get caught up in philosophy which is a compound Greek word, Phileo and Sophia. "Lovers of wisdom." These people think they have a special deep thinking and knowledge that others aren't privy to. Sort of like the Gnostics - 'gnosis' is another Greek work for 'knowledge.' It is not the full knowledge, "epignosis," (GK) found in Philemon 1:6.

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