Four of the Wisdom Books of the Bible are attributed to King Solomon, the richest and wisest of all earthly kings since the beginning of time; yet even he was not without Hamartia (a tragic flaw or error). In this course, we will read key chapters from the four Wisdom Books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom) and discuss them, with the expectation that some of Solomon’s wisdom may already be inherent in, and among us. We will also look at the Book of Job (anonymous author) in our last session and “measure” our own wisdom against his.
No prior knowledge of the Wisdom Books (or the Bible) is required. A detailed introduction and relevant historical and biblical commentaries will be provided as we study each Book. Please bring a Bible to all sessions. Any version will do, as the core ideas are the same in all, but participants are encouraged to have access to more than one version, if possible.