Wisdom Literature and the Psalms

This module introduces you to the Biblical genres of Wisdom Literature and Hebrew Poetry as you study the Old Testament Wisdom books and the Psalms.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module you should:

  • Have a good understanding of Wisdom Literature and Hebrew Poetry
  • Recognise the various forms, features and techniques used in these genres
  • Have explored and engaged with many elements in these genres
  • Understand the background information to these books and where they fit into the timeline of the Old Testament
  • Have studied the books of Job, Psalms, Song of Songs, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
  • Appreciate the artistry and richness of these books at a deeper level
  • Know how best to apply and use this material in contemporary life



This unit gives a basic introduction to the genres of Wisdom Literature and Hebrew Poetry