Old Testament Essay 2

Old Testament Essay 2

Directions: Essay must be 1,200 words. In completing this essay, research must be conducted through 2–4 academic resources (peer-reviewed commentaries, monographs, and

journal articles) in addition to the Bible. Format essay using current APA style.

*************************************************Essay Question 2

Describe the teachings of Hebrew wisdom on diligence and laziness. Hebrew (Old Testament) wisdom literature is found primarily in the books of Proverbs, Job, and

Ecclesiastes, but for this assignment Proverbs and Ecclesiastes will provide the most relevant content (drawn from proverbs and sayings dealing with the subject of

diligence versus laziness). The intent of this essay is to develop and articulate a synthesis of wisdom’s teachings on work ethics. Include Scripture references and

quotations as appropriate, but keep the focus on the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes (and do not confuse “Hebrew wisdom literature” with the New Testament book of


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