RICHARD P BELCHER
There has been an explosion of interest in wisdom literature, and many studies are now available. There is every opportunity for people to ‘get wisdom, get insight’ (Prov. 4:5). However, in today’s world it seems that the practical sensibilities that come from wisdom are found in very few places. Wisdom literature is needed now more than ever. By walking in the way of wisdom we will ‘find favour and good success in the sight of God and man’ (Prov. 3:4).
Richard Belcher’s valuable study begins with a survey of the problem of wisdom literature in Old Testament theology. Subsequent chapters focus on the message and theology of the books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. These books point forward to the need for Christ and the gospel. Belcher concludes by exploring the relationship of Christ to wisdom in terms of his person, work and teaching ministry.