Category Archives: Wisdom Literature

Is Job an allegory of the exilic experience.

In listening to an audio recording of Job yesterday – I noted the exilic language that was used. The ending of Job is very similar to that of what is said in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes… “Fear God”We read God rebuking … Continue reading

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Does your faith have room for doubt and pessimism?

This is a copy of a post; which I wrote for Unsettled Christianity. I am currently studying Wisdom Literature – Proverbs, Psalms, Job, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and even  Sirach and been loving it. We often do these books and … Continue reading

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A few rambling thoughts about Wisdom Literature

I have been working through C.Hassell. Bullock “Ecclesiastes,” in An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, revised and expanded (Chicago: Moody Press, 1988)190 ..for my exegesis assignment. He makes an interesting point that the Wisdom books may be considered … Continue reading

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Week 3 reflections on Proverbs 5-9 & Dell and Murphy’s readings.

One of the striking things that appeared to me in reading chapters 1-9 is how the themes of the 10 Commandments – are all covered within the guidance given within these proverbs as well as the curses of following Wisdom … Continue reading

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Week 2 reflections on Proverbs 1- 4 & Dell and Murphy’s readings.

One of the striking things that appeared to me in reading chapters 1-4 is how the themes of the 10 Commandments – fear God, honour your parents, don’t kill, steal, covet, commit adultery (both spiritual and physical), don’t bear false … Continue reading

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What’s the point! Is life meaningless?

I have chosen Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 as the passage to exegete as part of my current studies and these are a few of my rambling thoughts on the passage. 2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” You … Continue reading

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Wisdom Literature: Week 2

Poetry in the Old TestamentThis week we have discussed poetic techniques within the OT in class. Now it is your turn to have a go at replicating Hebrew poetry techniques for our contemporary context.For this forum: Write a modern day … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Every Day Experience

The people of Israel understood that God would speak to them through a variety of means. They expected to hear from God as their priests taught and interpreted the law of Moses, and their prophets brought the word of the … Continue reading

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Biblical Poetry

Notes from T, Longman III. ‘Biblical Poetry’ in Ryken & Longman (eds) The amount of poetical writings in the OT exceeds the writings in the NT. The NT contains some poetry writings; but there is no NT book of poetic … Continue reading

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Back to the books! – Wisdom Literature

I have had a somewhat eclectic few months of blogging while enjoying the summer break from study. Before then I had a regular blogging theme on the Minor Prophets, a subject that I really enjoyed.  Today marks the return to … Continue reading

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