OT017-612 – Wisdom Literature (Hebrew)

Credit Points

12 Credit Points (CPS)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will

A. Know and understand

1. Demonstrate Developing knowledge and understanding of the contents, themes and character of Old Testament Wisdom Literature in the Hebrew text

B. Be able to

1. Analyse the ‘introductory’ issues in understanding Old Testament Wisdom Literature

2. Reflect Critically on the themes and theological teachings of Old Testament Wisdom Literature

3. Translate and Exegete selected chapters of the Hebrew text of Old Testament Wisdom Literature

C. Be in a position to

1. Applying the teaching of Old Testament Wisdom Literature to contemporary Christian living and ministry contexts


  1. Wisdom literature and traditions:
    1. Wisdom in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East in its social settings;
    2. Wisdom in Old Testament theology, with special reference to the book of Job: the doctrines of God and humanity, creation, the fear of God, retribution and moral order
  2. Exegesis of the English text of Job 1–2, 9–10, 14, 19, 28, 38–42; Ecclesiastes 1–4, 12 (or comparable passages)