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TMOT 7021 Wisdom Literature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Wisdom literature comprises the Old Testament books of Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach, and the Book of Wisdom. We will read the above-named books (plus Song of Songs) and trace the further development of wisdom in the Second Temple period, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and New Testament books influenced by wisdom: the Epistle of James, the Gospel of John, and such passages referring to wisdom as Luke 7:35 and 10:21-22; Matt 11:19 and 11:25-30; Eph 3:8-10; and Col 1:15-20.

Instructor(s): Michael Simone, S.J.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intro to Old Testament or Core Narrative course at the undergrad or graduate level.

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Comments: Pre-requisite: Graduate level Introduction to the Old Testament.

Last Updated: 13-Feb-18