Israel’s Scripture: Wisdom

Texts: Proverbs 9:9-10; Ecclesiastes 1:2-3

Days 25-26 in Around the Bible in Eighty Days.

Every people group carries a shared wisdom within their history. This wisdom provides boundaries and paths for successful living. It also offers a way for people to endure the chaos that regularly invades life. Wisdom envisions the good life but recognizes the chaos of life as well.

Israel’s wisdom invites believers into a flourishing life through Proverbs, provides a dramatic lament to process chaos in the book of Job, and through Ecclesiastes wrestles with faith in a world filled with death.

In this video, part of a Bible class’s walk through my book 80 Days Around the Bible, I explore the theological function of wisdom in Israel’s story.

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