The author identifies himself as the king of Israel who above all sought
wisdom from God in order to rule wisely and well
(review Wis Sol. 9:7-12 & 1 Kings 3:9).
This clearly implies that Solomon wrote the book. However, the writing style
is that of a Hellenestic Jew probably from Alexandria, around the first
century BC, when it is believed that the book was translated to Greek.
There are numerous cross-references and quotations from this book in both
the Old Testament and the New Testament. Our church uses some of its verses
in our liturgy:
X Wis Sol. 2:24 (NRSVA) but
through the devilís envy death entered the world, and those who belong to
his company experience it.