Israel's Wisdom Traditions

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) McLaughlin, John L.
Course Code SMB2278HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

An introduction to Israel's search for wisdom in its Ancient Near Eastern context. Topics include the nature and expression of wisdom, its international context, Lady Wisdom, the place of wisdom literature in Israel's faith and the content of the individual wisdom books: Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, plus consideration of the relevance of Israel's wisdom tradition for today.

Pre-Requisites SMB1007 "Intro Old Testament" or equivalent.
Schedule Tue
Start Time 14:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Additional Evaluation: presentation, exegetical paper, pastoral application paper

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Class Participation
Previously Offered Winter 2020
Currently Offered Fall 2022