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Prophets and Wisdom Books
Terms in this set (10)
People who speak for God and for others; more about present social critiques than the future predictions. Often ignored and killed for challenging the status quo.
A major prophet who talked of an Emmanuel who would be a suffering savior.
Hymns or songs of prayer to God that express praise, thanksgiving, or lament; literally a harp song. Would have been used in liturgical worship in the Temple.
Book of Psalms
A collection of 150 poetic prayers and songs. Themes include loving God's law and anticipating an anointed king/savior. Only book in the Old Testament to say "Hallelujah". Themes include love of the Torah and a coming anointed king/savior.
section of the Old Testament that contains a diverse collection of poetry and philosophy, focused on how to live a good and happy life in harmony with God and other people. Asks the question, "How can I live a good life?"
Book of Proverbs
Practical advice for human interactions, leading to the virtuous life
Book of Ecclesiastes
Complicated wisdom book that argues that since life is mysterious and uncontrollable, you should focus on only what you can control.
Book of Job
Reminds us that suffering is a part of life for all people, and that we cannot fully God's understand God's plan.
Problem of Evil
How it is possible for there to be evil in a world created by an all-good, all-powerful, and all-knowing being?
Chokmah - Wisdom
A female attribute of God; the invisible, natural force or karma in the universe.
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