This course examines the five wisdom books of the Old Testament, namely, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. After an introductory unit dealing with wisdom literature as a genre in the Old Testament, the course devotes one unit to each of the five wisdom books.
- Explain the origin of wisdom in ancient Israel.
- Describe the five major books of wisdom literature in the Old Testament.
- Evaluate the major theological aims of the wisdom books.