BIB4132-3 Wisdom Literature

BIB4132 Wisdom Literature (2 credits)

This course introduces the student to the ancient pursuit of wisdom, both in Israel and among her neighbors, and the genre, content, and social context of the wisdom writings. The course examines both Old Testament wisdom books and wisdom writings produced in the period between the Testaments. Particular attention is given to themes that run throughout the wisdom tradition and the ways these themes develop and change in successive wisdom writings. The course also considers the ways wisdom writings helped shape the New Testament and continue to influence the church today.
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
LIT1212/3 Old Testament Literature: His Story
BIB2042/3 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Materials required:
IST: Wisdom Literature by Scott Ellington
New International Version of the Bible

BIB4133 Wisdom Literature (3 credits)

See description of BIB4132 Wisdom Literature above. This course is the same as BIB4132 Wisdom Literature, except that a CRA must be completed. The textbook for the CRA is listed under “materials required.”
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
LIT1212/3 Old Testament Literature: His Story
BIB2042/3 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Materials required:
IST: Wisdom Literature by Scott Ellington
CRA Textbook: The Wisdom Literature by Richard J. Clifford
New International Version of the Bible