What could be more practical than questions of suffering, the use of money and power, how to work and love, and the quest for order and purpose amid the chaos of life? This unit gives students the chance to see wisdom literature (Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs) not as impenetrable ancient near eastern philosophy, but timeless, beautiful, pastoral books which speak as powerfully today as when they were written. Students will come to appreciate how these books complement the rest of the Bible. Students can take the unit in Hebrew (online) or English (on-campus), but are encouraged to study in Hebrew to gain the most from their reading. This unit is designed to give students the confidence to preach, teach and apply the wisdom books as part of the whole of the Old Testament.
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|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points||One semester, 12 credit points|
|Unit Code||OT016 (English)
|Prerequisites||32 credit points of core foundation units including OT001 and OT002||32 credit points of core foundation units including OT001 and OT002|
|Teacher||Lindsay Wilson||Lindsay Wilson|
|Reading List (Bibliography)||Online||On-campus|
*NOTE: the reading list is only accessible with a student online login
1. Wisdom literature and traditions:
2. Exegesis of the English text of Job 1–2, 14, 19, 28, 38–39, 42; Proverbs 1-2, 8-9; Ecclesiastes 1–3, 12