What is Wisdom literature? Give examples of Wisdom literature from the Old Testament.
Wisdom literature is a collections of wise sayings, proverbs, and short stories that offer insights into the proper way to live. Hebrew Wisdom literature began to be collected during the Exile and the post-Exilic period.
Describe apocalyptic literature and give an example of it from the Old Testament.
Apocalytic literature is a highly symbolic style of writing in which hidden truths are revealed within a narrative framework. The revelation is often delivered by an angelic or visionary being. The second half of the book of Daniel.
What is unique about the Wisdom literature of the Bible when compared to the Wisdom literature of Persia, Egypt, or the other cultures that influenced the Hebrew community?
The Jewish wisdom authors borrowed from the collections of nations such as Egypt and those people borrowed it from Jewish writings as well for additions to their own collections. In the Old Testament Wisdom literature includes the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and Song of Songs.
What is the purpose of Wisdom literatrure? What questions does it try to answer?
The purpose of Wisdom literature is fairly clear. Wisdom literature has to do with gaining what is called in Hebrew, homka.
Describe a common style of wisdom writing found in Proverbs. Where else in the Bible can you find this style
A wise son makes his father glad, but a foolish son is grief to his mother (Prv. 10:1) You can also find it in Sirach and Matthew.
Wheres does apocalyptic literature appear in the Bible?
It appears in Daniel.
List three characteristics of apocalyptic literature and describe the two most common models of apocalyptic writing. Which one of the two appears in the Old Testament?
Apocalypse is literature of revelation within a narrative framework. Its tells a story.
The revelation is given by an otherworldy being to a human recipient.
The revelation discloses an ultimate reality that exists at the current time, but which also involves another supernatural world. The second one.
In what Old Testament books do examples of apocalyptic writing occur?