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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wisdom Books

So far, I've completed the Books of Moses, the Gospels, the Histories, and now the Wisdom books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. These books are valuable because they address the real life of individuals. Even the Psalms, which I've admitted don't always hold my attention, are important because they show how a person can express himself or herself to the Almighty. I don't necessarily agree with all of the proverbs, but I appreciate that they elevate the importance of everyday living. Which is also true of Job on suffering, Ecclesiastes on despair, and Song of Songs on passion.

Going forward I have the prophets and the epistles. There will be some relief in Jonah & Daniel, which I know to be more narrative. However, my expectation is a much more serious theologically heavy climb from here on out.

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