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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

BIB-010 Wisdom Literature /Literatura Sapiencial


50 hours (5 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Evaluate the context and occasion associated with the wisdom writings and how these came to be crystallized in written revelation from pentecostal perspective; Understand the importance of Hebrew wisdom literature in the cultural, liturgical, and theological context of the people of Israel; Identify spiritual aspects that emerge throughout the development of poetic and liturgical literature associated with the life of the Israelite nation; Develop critical thinking skills through the study and analysis of the course content; Know the different styles and forms used by hagiographers in the composition of said writings.


Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include a panoramic vision of the sapiential books contained in the sacred writing. These books are Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Songs, and Lamentations. We will also take a look at the apocryphal or deuterocanonical books or passages with a view to assessing their ethical content and theological value. We will also study the most important theological concepts and how they are reflected in the pages of the New Testament. This course will be carried out in person, online, and in a synchronized way.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible Studies, or Ministry (9/21).