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604 The Wisdom Books, St. Ann [Coppell] 9/12, 19 & 26

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location(s): St. Ann Church, (SAC Room 330) 180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell TX 75019

604 The Wisdom Books. The wisdom literature of the Bible is the fruit of a movement among ancient oriental people to
gather, preserve and express, usually in aphoristic style, the results of human experience as an aid toward understanding and solving the problems of life. In Israel especially, the movement
concerned itself with such basic and vital problems as 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. Originating with oral tradition, these formulations found their way into the historical books of the Old Testament in the shape of proverbs, odes, chants, epigrams, and also into those psalms intended for instruction. The highest wisdom became identified with the spirit of God through which the world was created and preserved, and mankind was enlightened. The limitations of Old Testament wisdom served to crystallize the problems of human life and destiny, thus preparing for their solution through New Testament revelation.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the wisdom books and their themes
  • Understand the message contained in the wisdom books
  • Identify the literary forms present in the wisdom literature
  • Understand man’s origin and destiny as portrayed in wisdom books
  • Understand how wisdom was a precursor of the Word of God
  • Identify the literary forms used to write these books
  • Explain how these writings made their way to the Canon of the Bible

 

This is a 5 hour course

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Notes

Instructor:

Ed Baldwin, M.Div.

Registration:

Please go to www.stannparish.org/ccf
 

Cost:

$20.00 for materials

Notes:

Please be on time. Participants must to attend the entire three sessions and complete the evaluation form to obtain the appropriate credits.