Literature and Poetry of the Israelites

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The books of wisdom include Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. They contain the poetry of the Hebrew nation and they provide the reader with important stories and wisdom.

Book 6:  Job
The book of Job is a study in human suffering and how we should handle it.

Book 7: Psalms

Psalms contains 150 prayers, hymns, and meditations addressed to God.

David was not afraid to express his emotions — fear, sorrow, hope, anxiety, joy, longing and even frustration, impatience and anger. David always found strength and comfort in God and was able to express hope and trust in him.

Book 8: Proverbs

Proverbs is a collection of good advice about how we should live and how we can become wise.

This book was written mainly by Solomon, the wisest king ever to rule, however some of the later sections are written by Lemuel and Agur.

The recurring promise of the Book of Proverbs is that those who choose wisdom and follow God will be blessed in numerous ways.

Book 9: Ecclesiastes
Written by Solomon, this book is an essay on the meaning of life.
Book 10:  Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon is an ancient marriage manual, graphically portraying the intimate love between a husband and wife.