bible final review - practical ways to live a better life....

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1. Define wisdom literature (definition & characteristics), when was it first recorded and by whom? A division of the writings. Proverbs and Ecclesiastes as well as some psalms and song of songs Egypt 2540 bc Ptah-Hotep Bible 900-1000 bc Norms for a happy life…just do it Pride Morality Foolishness Community Work Relationships 2. What are the themes of Proverbs, Job and Song of Songs? Proverbs explains what is the normal way the world works or the normal order of things in God’s world. Job:Theprimary theme is suffering. “Why do bad things happen to good people?” 3. What “types” of proverbs exist and how can you classify the different Proverbs (what are different ways that the book is organized)? PROVERBIAL Sayings and refrains giving instruction and observations about
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Unformatted text preview: practical ways to live a better life. Examples? A stitch in time Dont count your chickens SPECULATIVE Monologues and dialogues (longer writings) about lifes problems. Oldest example: Babylonian Job (I will praise the Lord of Wisdom); dedicated to Marduk, the supreme god of Babylon Examples? Aesop's fables 4. What can we learn from Job 1-2 about Satan? Satan is limited Satan knows where to attack each one He is the accuser. 5. What common belief pervades the thinking of Jobs friends? Bad things happen due to sin. My history demonstrates my innocence. 6. Who wrote the Psalms? David (73) Asaf (12) Sons of Korah (11) Others like Solomon & Moses...
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