Maybe you can help me understand the Catholic/nicene intrepration of this passage and why the book is included in the Catholic apocrypha.
“For a father, consumed with grief at an untimely bereavement,
made an image of his child, who had been suddenly
taken from him;
and he now honored as a god what was once a dead human being,
and handed on to his dependents secret rites and initiations.
 Then the ungodly custom, grown strong with
time, was kept as a law,
and at the command of monarchs graven images were worshiped.
 When men could not honor monarchs in their
presence, since they lived at a distance,
they imagined their appearance far away,
and made a visible image of the king whom they honored,
so that by their zeal they might flatter the
absent one as though present.
 Then the ambition of the craftsman impelled
even those who did not know the king to intensify
 For he, perhaps wishing to please his ruler,
skilfully forced the likeness to take more beautiful form,
 and the multitude, attracted by the charm of his work,
now regarded as an object of worship the one
whom shortly before they had honored as a man.
 And this became a hidden trap for mankind,
because men, in bondage to misfortune or to royal authority,
bestowed on objects of stone or wood the name
that ought not to be shared.”
Wisdom of Solomon 14:15-21
From what I can tell, Christains seem to think this passage is only referring to idoltary of Solomon’s time and doesn’t apply to the Messiah and is not prophecy.
Yet the whole book isn’t really about Solomon. It’s all about prophecying the messiah (probably why Chrisitians like it) and about the reader striving to emulate the mesaanic king and seek God’s Wisdom. Its a merkabah and essene text so its about personal Illumination thru guided meditation.
The above passage about worshiping the slain son is right after talking about the messiah will be put to an unjust death. The writer clearly links the two. The text also makes it clear that the Wisdom of God isn’t divine but an emanation and that the messiah is a mortal who is endowed with the Spirit of Wisdom.
Is this an example of Christians ignoring parts of the text that doesn’t fit thier theology as they do in vast parts of the bible or am I missing something?