Units of Study

BBCL2608 - Biblical Wisdom Literature

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ari Lobel


This unit focuses on the Biblical Wisdom books such as Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. The main focus of the course is on the literary, philosophical and religious aspects of the texts. Issues addressed will include whether the books present a dialectic of orthodoxy (Proverbs) versus challenges to that orthodoxy (Ecclesiastes and Job). Additionally, the unit will explore the relationship between the core Biblical Wisdom books and other literature of similar genre, such as Ben Sira and various writings from Qumran.


1x1200wd tutorial report (35%), 1x3300wd essay (65%)


1x2-hr lecture, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2632

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by BBCL3602. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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