Old Testament Books of Poetry

The books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are known as the “wisdom literature” or poetical books of the Old Testament. They are a treasury of wisdom and praise. Great ideas are expressed best of all in poetry. Many of God’s revelations through his prophets are very poetic. Poetry is the language of the heart. A study of these books will not only teach one much about God and his ways and answer some of the greatest questions of man’s heart, but will also greatly increase one’s ability to worship and honor God. These books provide some balance for those of us who put such emphasis on “head” religion.