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 .

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.Important Verses Š Job 13:15 Though he slay me. Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty. and in judgment. and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. Job 37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

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 .

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

.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.

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

The Book of Psalms .

. 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.Author ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ David listed as author in 73 instances. David's son and successor. Psalm 90 is a prayer assigned to Moses.

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

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. ‡ ‡ ‡ .

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

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

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

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

Psalm 2:1-12 portrays the Messiah s triumph and kingdom. . Prophetic pictures of the Messiah are seen in numerous psalms.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.

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).

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

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

The Book of Ecclesiastes .

mirth (2:1) .property (2:7-8) . .scientific discovery (1:10-11).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.materialism (2:19-20) .moral codes (including chapters 8-9) .luxury (2:8) . .wisdom and philosophy (1:13-18) .alcohol (2:3) .architecture (2:4) .

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

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

without Christ we would lose our souls and what profit is there in that (Mark 8:36)? Ultimately. We are reminded that striving after the world¶s wealth is not only vanity because it does not satisfy (Ecclesiastes 5:10). but even if we could attain it. every disappointment and vanity described in Ecclesiastes has its remedy in Christ. God judges the righteous and the wicked. .How God Intervened to the People For all of the vanities described in the Book of Ecclesiastes. 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). According to Ecclesiastes 3:17. and the righteous are only those who are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). the wisdom of God and the only true meaning to be found in life. the answer is 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. The two primary sections of the Song are Song 1-4 and Song 5-8. It was probably written before his spiritual decline (1 Kings 11:3-4). These chapters emphasize how God views and desires her. 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. The last four chapters focus on Jesus¶ inheritance in the Bride.INTRODUCTION  . but He also seeks something from us. We seek something from Him. . 22:37).

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

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

but many have changed it to "Song of Solomon" based on 1:1. In the Vulgate." The Septuagint and Vulgate translators adopted this title. The Latin word for song is canticum from which we get the word Canticles.  . another title for this book.  Some English translations have kept the title "Song of Songs³. the Song of Solomon is called the Canticles.INTRODUCTION  In the Hebrew Bible the title of this book is "The Song of Songs.  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.

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 I (Chap.

Part II (Chap.Summary. 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)       .

Although God is not directly mentioned in Song of Songs. enjoy a lifelong sexual partner. we can infer much about him from the book. and sex are all gifts from God. marriage. relationships. and build a successful marriage.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.  .   Love.

Shulamite maiden .

Daughters of Jerusalem .

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.VERSES FROM THE BOOK I am dark (in heart). Some emphasize how sinful we are (darkness of our heart) and others emphasize how beautiful we are to God (lovely in Christ). but lovely (to God)« my own vineyard (heart) I have not kept. .

The Book of Wisdom .

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

     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. which is more needful to them than ordinary mortals . the frame of mind of the ungodly is contrary to man's immortal destiny the authors exhorts kings to seek wisdom.

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

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

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

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.. Chapter 16 God's different dealings with the Egyptians and with his own people. condemning both the makers and the worshippers of idols.Chapter 12 God's wisdom and mercy in his proceedings with the Chanaanites.

 God did not make death and does not take pleasure in destruction of the living. 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   .

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

like a thin froth that is driven away with the storm." Wisdom 5:14 "For she is the brightness of the everlasting light." 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. the unspotted mirror of the power of God. and the image of his goodness." Wisdom 7:26     . 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. like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest." Wisdom 1:12 "For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.

that shall go for nought: and the mouth that belieth slayeth the soul. 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 refrain your tongue from backbiting: for there is no word so secret. which is unprofitable." Wisdom 1:11    .

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 .

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. much in the manner of the Book of Proverbs. and praise the venerable patriarchs and prophets of Israel . ƒ Throughout.

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

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

God is one and there is no God beside Him. stamping them all with the marks of greatness and goodness. which He produced by His word of command. and although His greatness and mercy exceed all human comprehension. 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.God and the people As according to all the other inspired writers of the Old Testament. ƒ .

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

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