Old Testament Wisdom

The Old Testament wisdom books share divine insight into the blessings inherent in life the way God designed it, as well as some prophecy and poetry [sometimes even musical].

King Solomon contributed much of the wisdom literature in the Bible, and he built fortified city gates across the country, like this one in Hazor.

Psalm 2.1-6 NASB: Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain."

Proverbs and Egyptian Wisdom Literature [1 page]
A brief look at the relationship between Proverbs and other ancient near eastern literature

Proverbs 1-9 Analysis [7 pages]
Analysis of the meaning of Proverbs 1-9 as a unit

Proverbs 3.5-6 Sermon [6 pages]
A sermon on Proverbs 3.5-6, showing the critical life choice we each have to make.

Proverbs 3.5-6 Teaching [3 pages]
A teaching on Proverbs 3.5-6, illustrating how to teach using scripture.

Job and Mesopotamian Literature [1 page]
A brief look at the contrasts between Job and Mesopotamian literature

Job Notes [3 pages]
Summarizing notes on Job

Job High School Teaching [6 pages]
A large group teaching on Job, aimed at high school students:

Song of Solomon and ANE Literature [1 page]
A brief look at the similarities between the Song of Solomon and other ancient near eastern love poems

Song of Solomon Notes [1 page]
Summarizing notes on the Song of Solomon

Ecclesiastes Notes [2 pages]
Summarizing notes on Ecclesiastes.