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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, as well as the beauty and nuance of the Hebrew language. Students can take the unit in Hebrew or English, but are encouraged to study in Hebrew to gain the most from their reading. This unit is designed to give students confidence to preach, teach and apply the whole of the Old Testament.