TREDTRI Wisdom Books C40 Mrs. Estolloso, Perla M.

Wisdom Books Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes The Song of Songs Wisdom Sirach Wisdom Reporters: -Stephen Tin -Jude Sagum -Jaime A Gaisano -Jerome Abesamis -May Kim -Chara Merza -Donghun Lee

Why Wisdom Books? 


Chief purpose is Instruction The fruit of a movement among ancient oriental people to gather, preserve and express the results of human experience as an aid toward understanding and solving the problems of life. Deals with Man's origin and destiny, his quest for happiness, the problem of suffering, of good and evil in human conduct, of death, and the state beyond the grave. 

The Books of Job .

and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. and in judgment. Job 37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty.Important Verses Š Job 13:15 Though he slay me. yet will I trust in him: 3:15 but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Š Š . we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power.

What is Job about? Š Š Š Earliest book Lyyob in Hebrew means ´persecuted one in hebrew or to come back/ repent in arabic Loses: ƒ ƒ ƒ Wealth Family Health .

Ask the Questions ŠWhy? .

Story Š Š Š Š God and Satan Assault of Satan Eliphaz the Temanite. and Bildad the Shuhite. and Zophar the Naamathite: Debates .

19:7. . 30:20). (3) God allows the wicked to prosper (21:7). 23:3-5. (2) God is punishing me (6:4. 24. 9:17).3 Complaints Š Š Š (1) God does not hear me (13:3. 7:20.

Eye opener Š Elishu tells Job that he needs to humble himself before God and submit to God's process of purifying his life through trials. .

ƒ Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. and declare thou unto me. and repent in dust and ashes. I beseech thee. and I will speak: I will demand of thee.Job Repents ƒ Job 42:4 Hear. . ƒ Job 42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself.

The Book of Psalms .

Author ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ David listed as author in 73 instances. Psalm 90 is a prayer assigned to Moses. Another group of 12 psalms (50) and (73 83) is ascribed to the family of Asaph. . Two of the psalms (72) and (127) are attributed to Solomon. David's son and successor.

all these additional authors were priests or Levites who were responsible for providing music for sanctuary worship during David's reign.‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The sons of Korah wrote 11 psalms (42. 44-49. Psalm 88 is attributed to Heman. With the exception of Solomon and Moses. while (89) is assigned to Ethan the Ezrahite.87-88). Fifty of the psalms designate no specific person as author . 8485.

‡ ‡ ‡ . The oldest psalm in the collection is probably the prayer of Moses (90) The latest psalm is probably (137).Date: They span a period of many centuries.

It is also one of the most diverse. judgment. sin and evil. and the coming of the Messiah. wisdom. . with 150 individual psalms. since the psalms deal with such subjects as God and His creation. war. justice.Purpose of Writing: ‡ The Book of Psalms is the longest book in the Bible. worship.

They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing. they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones." . "Dogs have surrounded me. "The LORD is my shepherd. the skies proclaim the work of his hands. people stare and gloat over me. a band of evil men has encircled me. I shall not be in want. Psalm 22:16-19.Key Verses: ‡ ‡ ‡ Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God." Psalm 23:1.

I shall not be in want." . the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 23:1. Psalm 22:16-19. they have pierced my hands and my feet. a band of evil men has encircled me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.Key Verses: ‡ ‡ ‡ Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God. people stare and gloat over me. "The LORD is my shepherd. "Dogs have surrounded me. I can count all my bones.

Brief Summary: ‡ The Book of Psalms is a collection of prayers." . poems. It comes from a Greek word which means "a song sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. and hymns that focus the worshiper's thoughts on God in praise and adoration. The musical heritage of the psalms is demonstrated by its title. Parts of this book were used as a hymnal in the worship services of ancient Israel.

God s Intervention: ‡ God s provision of a Savior for His people is a recurring theme in the Psalms. . Prophetic pictures of the Messiah are seen in numerous psalms. Psalm 2:1-12 portrays the Messiah s triumph and kingdom.

God s Intervention: ‡ God s provision of a Savior for His people is a recurring theme in the Psalms. Prophetic pictures of the Messiah are seen in numerous psalms. Psalm 2:1-12 portrays the Messiah s triumph and kingdom. .

God s Intervention:
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God s provision of a Savior for His people is a recurring theme in the Psalms. Prophetic pictures of the Messiah are seen in numerous psalms. Psalm 2:1-12 portrays the Messiah s triumph and kingdom.

The Book of Proverbs

"the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverb 1:7; cf Proverb 9:10).

21:30) Providence (Proverb 20:1-24) Goodness (Proverb 15:29) The Joy and Strength resulting from abandonment to God (Proverb 3:5. ranging from matters purely secular to most lofty moral and religious truths        God's omniscience (Proverb 5:21. 16:20 . 15:3-11) Power (Proverb 19:21. MISHLE ~ Wisdom ~Proverbs Purpose: Teach Wisdom -covers a wide field of human and divine activity.The Book of Proverbs  The first word of this book.

First Collection of the Proverbs of Solomon (Proverb 10:1-22:16) 3. Numerical Proverbs (Proverb 30:7-33) 8. Second Collection of the Proverbs of Solomon (Proverb 25:129:27) 6. Introduction: The Value of Wisdom (Proverb 1:1-9:18) 2. Other Sayings of the Wise (Proverb 24:23-34) 5. The Words of Lemuel (Proverb 31:1-9) 9. The Words of Agur (Proverb 30:1-6) 7.The Book of Proverbs into sub topics by USCCB   1. Sayings of the Wise (Proverb 22:17-24:22) 4. The Ideal Wife (Proverb 31:10-31)        .

The Book of Ecclesiastes .

scientific discovery (1:10-11).materialism (2:19-20) .property (2:7-8) . .alcohol (2:3) .moral codes (including chapters 8-9) .SUMMARY: The first seven chapters of the book of Ecclesiastes describe all of the worldly things ³under the sun´ that the Preacher tries to find fulfillment in.architecture (2:4) .wisdom and philosophy (1:13-18) . .luxury (2:8) .mirth (2:1) .

without God. ‡ Chapters 8-12 of Ecclesiastes describe the Preacher¶s suggestions and comments on how a life should be lived. had no purpose or longevity. a temporary diversion that. .He found that everything was meaningless.

there is no truth or meaning to life. So he advises the reader to acknowledge God from youth (12:1) and to follow His will (12:1314).‡ He comes to the conclusion that without God. He has seen many evils and realized that even the best of man¶s achievements are worth nothing in the long run. .

the wisdom of God and the only true meaning to be found in life.How God Intervened to the People For all of the vanities described in the Book of Ecclesiastes. but even if we could attain it. the answer is Christ. without Christ we would lose our souls and what profit is there in that (Mark 8:36)? Ultimately. God has placed the desire for eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and has provided the Way to eternal life through Christ (John 3:16). We are reminded that striving after the world¶s wealth is not only vanity because it does not satisfy (Ecclesiastes 5:10). God judges the righteous and the wicked. and the righteous are only those who are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). . According to Ecclesiastes 3:17. every disappointment and vanity described in Ecclesiastes has its remedy in Christ.

The Book of Song of Songs .

The first four chapters of the Song focus on the Bride understanding and enjoying her inheritance in Christ. He wants us to love Him with all our heart (Mt. These chapters emphasize how God views and desires her. . 22:37). We seek something from Him. It was probably written before his spiritual decline (1 Kings 11:3-4). The two primary sections of the Song are Song 1-4 and Song 5-8. The focus of the book completely shifts in the middle (4:16-5:1).  King Solomon is the author of this eight chapter love Song in approximately 900 BC. but He also seeks something from us.INTRODUCTION  . The last four chapters focus on Jesus¶ inheritance in the Bride.

INTRODUCTION THE THREE MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK 1. The Shulamite is mentioned once by name (6:13). They look to the Shulamite for answers on how to grow close to the King. 1.King Solomon: in the spiritual interpretation he is a picture of the triumphant resurrected Jesus Christ who is King of Kings. Shulamite maiden: in the spiritual interpretation she is a picture of the Bride of Christ. They are not an actual group that we can identify in history (but personify immature believers) . She lived in Shunam (north of Jezreel). She is introduced as a young maiden who grows up to become a Bride in mature partnership with King Jesus. Daughters of Jerusalem: in the spiritual interpretation they speak of sincere yet spiritually immature believers. 1.

INTRODUCTION  Solomon wrote 3 books in the Old Testament: Proverbs. They related the book of Proverbs to the outer court of Solomon¶s temple. . It was common for the Jewish fathers to relate the 3 books of Solomon to the temple he built. C.They related the Song to the Holy of Holies in Solomon¶s temple. A.They related the book of Ecclesiastes to the inner court of Solomon¶s temple. Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. B.

" The Septuagint and Vulgate translators adopted this title. The Latin word for song is canticum from which we get the word Canticles.  The Vulgate was a popular Bible translation written in the 4th century by Jerome who translated the Scripture into Latin so that the common people could understand it.INTRODUCTION  In the Hebrew Bible the title of this book is "The Song of Songs. but many have changed it to "Song of Solomon" based on 1:1. In the Vulgate. another title for this book. the Song of Solomon is called the Canticles.  .  Some English translations have kept the title "Song of Songs³.

Summary-Part I (Chap. 1-4)  Song of Solomon: The divine kiss and the bride's life vision(1:2-4) Her journey begins with the paradox of grace(1:5-11) Understanding her identity in God's beauty(1:12-2:7) Challenging the comfort zone(2:8-17) She experiences God's loving discipline(3:1-5) A fresh revelation of Jesus as a "SAFE SAVIOR"(3:6-11) The prophetic heart of the bridegroom God(4:1-8) The ravished heart of the bridegroom God(4:9-5:1)        .

Summary.Part II (Chap. 5-8)  The ultimate 2-fold test of maturity(5:2-8) The bride's response to the 2-fold test(5:9-6:5) Jesus praises her after the season of testing(6:4-10) The vindication of the persecuted bride(6:11-7:9A) The bride's mature partnership with Jesus(7:9B-8:4) The bridal seal of mature love(8:5-7) The bride's final intercession and revelation(8:8-14)       .

enjoy a lifelong sexual partner. marriage. and sex are all gifts from God.GOD¶S INTERVENTION God inspired the captivating Song of Songs to bless the lives of every man and every woman regardless of their age or upbringing by teaching them how to find true love. we can infer much about him from the book. Although God is not directly mentioned in Song of Songs.   Love.  . and build a successful marriage. relationships.

Shulamite maiden .

Daughters of Jerusalem .

but lovely (to God)« my own vineyard (heart) I have not kept. .VERSES FROM THE BOOK I am dark (in heart). Both truths must be held in tension to understand who we are before God. (Song 1:5-6)  The paradox of our faith is that we are dark in our heart yet we are lovely to God. Some emphasize how sinful we are (darkness of our heart) and others emphasize how beautiful we are to God (lovely in Christ).

The Book of Wisdom .

A variety of religious and philosophical systems offered wisdom or salvation or a view on the real meaning of life. other Jews were in danger of following their example. . There existed the new cosmopolitan and individualistic mentality. secular philosophies. which some Jews had abandoned. replacing it with pagan religions. The author's purpose was to strengthen the faith of his fellow Jews in Alexandria. skepticism. the Jewish community was in frequent contact with all the elements of the new society that was the Hellenistic world.       The Book of Wisdom is also entitled The Wisdom of Solomon. It was a time of crisis for faith. and dissatisfaction with traditional ideas. or their own superficial versions of those. Living in the midst of pagans. Conquests in science were opening up to people the beauty and mystery of the world around them.

the frame of mind of the ungodly is contrary to man's immortal destiny the authors exhorts kings to seek wisdom. which is more needful to them than ordinary mortals .     the book contains two general parts comprised of 19 chapters the first nine chapters treat Wisdom under a more speculative aspect the last ten chapters deal with Wisdom from an historical standpoint according to the author.

Content The Book of Wisdom can be divided into three parts: Wisdom's gift of immortality. the nature and power of Wisdom and Solomon's quest for her. Divine Wisdom or justice in the Exodus .

and desireth not our death. Chapter 3 The happiness of the just: and the unhappiness of the wicked. especially the Son of God.Chapter 1 An exhortation to seek God sincerely. Chapter 4 The difference between the chaste and the adulterous generations: and between the death of the just and the wicked. Chapter 5 The fruitless repentance of the wicked in another world: the reward of the just. who cannot be deceived. . Chapter 2 The vain reasonings of the wicked: their persecution of the just.

Chapter 8 Further praises of wisdom: and her fruits. Chapter 10 What wisdom did for Adam. Abraham. . Joseph and the people of Israel Chapter 11 Other benefits of wisdom to the people of God. Jacob. Noe. Chapter 7 The excellence of wisdom: how she is to be found. Lot.Chapter 6 An address to princes to seek after wisdom: she is easily found by those who seek her. Chapter 9 Solomon's prayer for wisdom.

Chapter 12 God's wisdom and mercy in his proceedings with the Chanaanites.. condemning both the makers and the worshippers of idols. Chapter 16 God's different dealings with the Egyptians and with his own people. Chapter 14 The beginning of worshipping idols: and the effects thereof. Chapter 13 Idolaters are inexcusable: and those most of all that worship for gods the works of the hands of men. Chapter 15 The servants of God praise him who hath delivered them from idolatry. .

He wants his people to thrive and live in happiness Ungodly men brought about the destruction of the living and God wants His people to be on a path of Holiness so that we may reach heaven God helps us to overcome our own sinful inclinations so that we may do what is right and good and therefore keep us on a Holy path   . God did not make death and does not take pleasure in destruction of the living.

and the punishment of the wicked. All creatures obey God's orders for the service of the good. Chapter 19 Why God shewed no mercy on the Egyptians. . Chapter 18 The slaughter of the firstborn of Egypt: the efficacy of Aaron's intercession. in the sedition on occasion of Core. His favor to the Israelites.Chapter 17 The Egyptian darkness.

" Wisdom 1:4 " Seek not death in the error of your life: and pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of your hands. "For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter. like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest. and the image of his goodness." Wisdom 1:12 "For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away." Wisdom 5:14 "For she is the brightness of the everlasting light." Wisdom 7:26     . like a thin froth that is driven away with the storm. nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin. and passeth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day." Wisdom 3:15 "For the hope of the Godly is like dust that is blown away with the wind. the unspotted mirror of the power of God.

and refrain your tongue from backbiting: for there is no word so secret." Wisdom 1:11    . that shall go for nought: and the mouth that belieth slayeth the soul. which is unprofitable. God gives his people Wisdom through the words of the Bible God acts through the Holy Spirit to give his people the stregth to overcome sin Through the Holy Spirit God gives Wisdom and understanding God tells his people to "beware of murmuring.

and no torment shall touch them God's mercy is never ending and His forgiveness knows no bounds God gives Wisdom to those who truly seek it    . God created man to be an image of His own eternity The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God.

The Book of Sirach .

much in the manner of the Book of Proverbs. and praise the venerable patriarchs and prophets of Israel . ƒ Throughout. it offers instruction on how to conduct oneself wisely in all areas of life ƒ Contains several long poems that celebrate wisdom.Summary of the Book ƒ Mainly consists of a series of loosely related maxims and other sayings of a proverbial nature. praise God and his wonderful works.

ƒ ƒ . you can drink it with pleasure.5 verses from the book ƒ 6:6 Let those who are friendly with you be many. 7:15 Do not hate hard labor or farm work. which was created by the Most High. for new ones cannot equal them. A new friend is like new wine. but let your advisors be one in a thousand. when it has aged. 9:10 Do not abandon old friends.

A new friend is like new wine. ƒ ƒ .5 verses from the book ƒ 6:6 Let those who are friendly with you be many. 7:15 Do not hate hard labor or farm work. which was created by the Most High. for new ones cannot equal them. when it has aged. 9:10 Do not abandon old friends. but let your advisors be one in a thousand. you can drink it with pleasure.

ƒ He is the creator of all things. and although His greatness and mercy exceed all human comprehension. stamping them all with the marks of greatness and goodness.God and the people As according to all the other inspired writers of the Old Testament. yet He makes Himself known to man through His wonderful works. which He produced by His word of command. He is a living and eternal God. God is one and there is no God beside Him. ƒ .

God is one and there is no God beside Him. He is a living and eternal God. yet He makes Himself known to man through His wonderful works. ƒ He is the creator of all things. ƒ .God and the people As according to all the other inspired writers of the Old Testament. and although His greatness and mercy exceed all human comprehension. stamping them all with the marks of greatness and goodness. which He produced by His word of command.

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