Hebrew/JEWSHST 3708




Biblical and Post-Biblical Wisdom Literature 

Dr. Sam Arthur Meier

This course will explore a number of the biblical texts and compositions, mainly in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha. The wisdom literary corpus can be divided into two separate yet overlapping categories. One category, exemplified in the Book of Proverbs, constitutes a comprehensive code of conduct, which aims at directing society on the path to success, happiness, and reasonable harmony with its environment. The other category, exemplified by the Books of Ecclesiastes and Job, grapples with the eternal problems that beset humanity, primarily the agonizing question, "Why do the wicked prosper and the righteous suffer?"

Fall 2021
Class time & Location: 9:35-10:55 WF - Class # 22800 - TBD

GE Literature Course; GE Diversity: Global Studies Course + Arabic Major/Minor Course