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.

Course Outcomes:

  • 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.