The Wisdom of Old Age

James Ball Naylor (1860-1945) was a physician and also a prolific writer of early Ohio history. He wrote poetry and historical novels, with a focus on the struggles between frontier settlers and Indian tribes in the Ohio territory. Recently, I found one of his quotes that speaks about the wisdom of old age:

 

King David and King Solomon
Led merry, merry lives,
With many, many lady friends
And many, many wives;
But when old age crept over them,
With many, many qualms,
King Solomon wrote Proverbs
And King David wrote the Psalms

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to The Wisdom of Old Age

  1. >Well, it’s cute … but it puts the biblical story backwards, at least for Solomon. 1 Kings places Solomon’s idolatrous indiscretions in his old age, quite explicitly.

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  2. >Chris,I know and I agree with you. But you have to confess that the little poem is cute.Claude Mariottini

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