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1

Job - key verse

“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” (Job 23:10)

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Job - author

Unknown

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Job - dates

2000-1500BC

4

Job - structure

1-2 Job’s Dilemma
3 Job’s Despair
4-37 Job’s Debates
38-42:6 Job’s Discovery
42:7-17 Job’s Deliverance

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Job - message

The sovereignty and wisdom of God are the key to making sense of the suffering of God’s people

6

Psalms - key verse

“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!” (Ps 150:6)

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Psalms - author

David, Moses, Asaph, Sons of Korah, Solomon

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Psalms - dates

1500-500BC

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Psalms - structure

Book 1: Psalms 1-41
Book 2: Psalms 42-72
Book 3: Psalms 73-89
Book 4: Psalms 90-106
Book 5: Psalms 107-150

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Psalms - message

God, and God alone, is worthy of the praise and worship of the whole earth

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Proverbs - key verse

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” (Proverbs 9:10)

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Proverbs - authors

Solomon and other wise men

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Proverbs - dates

c950BC

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Proverbs - structure

1:1-7 Preparation for Wisdom
1:8-9:18 Principles of Wisdom
101-31:31 Practice of Wisdom

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Proverbs - message

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

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Ecclesiastes - key verses

“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (Ecc 1:2)

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth…” (Ecc 12:1a)

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Ecclesiastes - author

Solomon

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Ecclesiastes - dates

c930 BC

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Ecclesiastes - structure

1:1-11 Introduction – What is the Meaning of Life?
1:12-6:12 Life is Meaningless (life without God)
7:1-12:8 Living with Meaninglessness (life with God)
12:9-14 Conclusion – Fear God and keep his commandments

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Ecclesiastes - message

Life without God is meaningless, only life with God has meaning

21

Song of Solomon - key verse

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine…” (6:3)

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Song of Solomon - author

Solomon

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Song of Solomon - dates

966-959 BC

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Song of Solomon - structure

1:1-2:7 Love’s Anticipation
2:8-3:5 Love’s Separation and Restoration
3:6-5:1 Love’s Consummation
5:2-8:4 Love’s Separation and Restoration
8:5-8:14 Love’s Affirmation

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Song of Solomon - message

The love of God for his church, expressed through Christ, is the greatest love of all