|A group of
five Old Testament books (JobSong of Solomon).
The books of Job,
Psalms , Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
and Song of Solomon are written in a poetic style.
The book of Psalms is a collection of 150 songs and poems, many of which
were used in Israels worship. The other writings can be loosely grouped
together under the category of wisdom. Wisdom literature gives
counsel on the living of life and attempts to make sense of the problems
people face. Job considers the problem of suffering, Proverbs deals with
godly living, Ecclesiastes reflects on the vanity of human life, and the
Song of Solomon celebrates the love of a man and a woman.