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The Wisdom Books

These are the three characters that depict the three books of Hebrew Wisdom: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job.

These are the three characters that depict the three books of Hebrew Wisdom: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job.

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Proverbs

Proverbs is a young, smart, idealistic teacher who tells us that God weaves the universe together through wisdom. There is a pattern of justice.

Proverbs is a young, smart, idealistic teacher who tells us that God weaves the universe together through wisdom. There is a pattern of justice.

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Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is the middle-aged cynic. He tried Proverbs' way, and it doesn't always work.

Ecclesiastes is the middle-aged cynic. He tried Proverbs' way, and it doesn't always work.

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Job

Job is a wise, weathered old man who has learned, through life's ups and downs, that God's wisdom is deeper than we can possibly understand. We simply trust in the ultimate goodness and faithfulness of God.

Job is a wise, weathered old man who has learned, through life's ups and downs, that God's wisdom is deeper than we can possibly understand. We simply trust in the ultimate goodness and faithfulness of God.

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Songs

Psalms

Psalms

Song of Songs

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