(Job, Psalms, Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes and Canticles)
WITH: Lael Caesar and Jacques R. Doukhan
INTERVIEWER: Felix H. Cortez
The five books that form the collection of Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament are both poetic and practical. Designed to bring out beauty, emotions and give advice, they demonstrate how one should live righteously before God and man.
What is wisdom according to the Old Testament? Why should we seek to be wise? What teachings from these books are relevant for us today? By watching the videos of this section, you will be able to explain these questions and many more.
Program 9: Wisdom Literature Part 1 (Job-Psalms)
With: Lael Caesar
Question No.1: What is the structure and message of Job?
Question No.2: The Job described in the introduction and conclusion of the book seems different to the one described in the middle chapters. Why is there this difference and what implications it has for those who look to Job as an example faithfulness in the midst of tragedy and loss?
Question No.3: What is the structure of Psalms and its message?
Question No.4: There is a great diversity of emotions portrayed in the Psalms from joy, confidence, and exultation, to sadness, and possibly some darker moods like despondency and desire for violent revenge. How should we relate to these darker Psalms?
Question No.5: What do the Psalms teach us about music and worship?
Program 10: Wisdom Literature Part 2 (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles)
With: Jacques R. Doukhan
Question No.1: Tell us about the structure and message of Proverbs?
Question No.3: Tell us about the structure and message of Ecclesiastes?
Question No.4: Some parts of Ecclesiastes suggest that both the faithful and the sinner suffer and die just the same and that all of this is vanity. The conclusion says, however, that what matters is to fear God and keep his commandments. How do we understand these assertions. Is the book contradictory?
Question No.5: Tell us about the structure and message of Canticles?