Having seen the order of the Historical Books, we now come to the poetical books, forming a third division of the Bible. This consists of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, and these books are written in Hebrew poetry in which God intends to teach some lessons.
This amazing and interesting book states at the very beginning that it is the ‘song of songs, which is Solomon’s’. This is one of the most difficult books in the Bible, and there are no quotations directly from this book in the New Testament. The book is written in Hebrew poetry and is known asContinue reading “Outline of the Song of Solomon”
The book of Ecclesiastes is a very interesting and unique book in the Bible found in the poetical books section, so it is written in Hebrew poetry. If you are reading this book for the first time, you might ask several questions, for instance, why is this even in the Bible? What do we getContinue reading “Outline of Ecclesiastes”
Have you ever started reading the books of Chronicles, and once you read chapter 1 and 2, just skipped the rest because of genealogies and seemingly repetitions from the books of Kings? I certainly have, and would not blame you if you also did the same. However, there are rich things in the books ofContinue reading “Outline of 1 and 2 Chronicles”
The books of Kings present to us the dark days of Israel as a kingdom. The books of Kings originally formed one book only in the Hebrew Bible. The author’s name is not mentioned, but according to Jewish tradition in the Talmud, the author is Jeremiah. However, it is interesting that his name is notContinue reading “Outline of 1 and 2 Kings”
The amazing and interesting book of Proverbs has seven main sections which are clear. The beginning of each section is not a proverb itself, but about hearing instructions or inclining the ear. The book is attributed to king Solomon, with the exception of chapters 30 and 31. The Bible mentions that Solomon spoke 3,000 proverbsContinue reading “Overview of Proverbs”