Application of how God works in our everyday lives.
Book of Job
The story of an innocent mans that raises the question of why bad things happen to good people.
Book of Psalms
A collection of poetry and songs that can help us learn how to pray.
Book of Proverbs
A collection of sayings that provide rule or lessons for moral living.
The Book of Ecclesiates
This book teaches that only God is eternal and everything else is vanity.
The Song of Songs
A poem about the ideal of love between a man and a woman. It can be read as an allegory about the relationship between God and the Church.
The Wisdom of Solomon
A book written for Jews living in foreign lands. It depicts wisdom as a vituous woman.
A poetic technique in which the 2nd line restates, contrasts, or expands on the 1st line.
Using human characteristics to describe something non-human.
A right or accurate understanding of the world.
Fear of the Lord
Respect, love, and appreciation for God. An attitude of humility toward God.
The four "hinge" virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude.
The habit of using reason and fore thought to control one's choices.
The habit of fairness and honesty; the willingness to consider the needs of others. The state that exists when everyone has what they need. God wants this more than burnt offerings.
The habit of moderation and balance.
The habit of courage in choosing what is right even when it is difficult
7 Deadly Sins
Habits that hinder our ability to love and to choose what is right: pride, anger, envy, lust, sloth, greed, gluttony.
An exaggerated sense of one's own worth that looks down on others and reject legitimate authority.
A refusal to acknowledge or enjoy one's gifts, while constantly yearning for more and resenting what others have.
Unjustified or unrestrained hatred, rage, or violence.
Mindless sexual appetite or illicit sexual behavior.
Spiritual and intellectual laziness. The lack of will to do what is right or to change for the better.
Unjust coveting or acquisition of money, property and material goods.
Overindulgence in foos and drink.
When he first met his future wife, he was impressed by her faithfulness.
A prophet who ran away from what God wanted him to do. He got a second chance.
An ideal ruler who will save the people.
A woman whose life became bitter. Her daughter-in-law's faithfulness made it better.
A book of the psalms that can be used for prayer.
A person who delivers messages from God, telling people what they need to hear.
A short wise saying.
A leftover piece. In the prophets a term for the few Jews who come back from exile to rebuild Jerusalem.
A Moabite woman who became the great-grandmother of King David.
A description of the Messiah in 2nd Isaiah. This description was later applied to Jesus.
A call from God to a particular task or lifestyle
A symbolic story or extended comparison. Song of Songs is an example.
A word that the write of Ecclesiastes uses to describe the futility of life.
A prophet writing before the exile. He was overwhelmed by God's glory. He wrote the Immanuel Prophecies.
A prophet writing during the Babylonian Exile. He wrote about a Suffering Servant.
A prophet writing after the Exile. He did not have his own book, but wrote as part of another prophet's book. He was concerned that the Jews pay attention to Justice as they rebuilt Jerusalem.
A reluctant prophet. He suffered for being a prophet and may even have been murdered.
A prophet who sometimes acted out his prophecies. He did strange things and saw strange visions.
A prophet whose marriage was a symbol of Israel's unfaithfulness.
A prophet who was famous for his "Judgement of the Nations."