• BIBL-5313 Wisdom Literature

    This seminar offers an introduction to the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel and advanced exegesis of the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes). Specific objectives of the course include the enhancement of the student's understanding and, thus, the student's appreciation of Israel's wisdom literature, consideration of the value and relevance of Old Testament wisdom literature for Christian life, and reflection on the problem of theodicy (i.e., God and the suffering of the righteous) through a post-holocaust reading of Job.