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Tabletalk Magazine, February 2007: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament
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Tabletalk Magazine, February 2007: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament


Ligonier Ministries 2007

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The Wisdom literature of the Hebrew canon remains the most liturgically usable, if not the most widely misunderstood, portion of Scripture. This is the theme of the February 2007 Tabletalk. In an effort to help our readers learn how to better read this literature, this issue will attempt to focus on the main point and purpose of each book as integral to the canon as well as natural outflows of the Pentateuch and history books. This issue is not, however, intended to be a treatise on biblical literature. While we do wish to heighten the church’s awareness on how to read such texts, we desire to do it through a careful, yet approachable, analysis of how new covenant believers may interpret, use, and respond to the Wisdom books of Sacred Writ.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Jay Adams, Robert Rothwell, Harry L. Reeder, Benjamin Shaw, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gene Edward Veith. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.

Since Genesis has such a prominent place in history, the 2007 Bible studies continue from 2006 with Part 2 of this book.


  • "Ancient Wisdom for the Future" by Burk Parsons
  • "The Book of Job" by R. C. Sproul
  • "The Psalms" by Benjamin Shaw
  • "The Proverbs" by Robert Rothwell
  • "Ecclesiastes" by Jay Adams
  • "Keep Yourselves in the Love of God" by Chris Donato
  • "Wily Jacob" by Derek W. H. Thomas
  • "A Trickster Tricked" by Warren A. Gage
  • "Our Father, without Fault" by John Calvin
  • "The Song of Solomon" by Harry L. Reeder
  • "He Gave Us Songs" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "Train Up a Child" by Gene Edward Veith

Praise for the Print Edition

Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christians conscious of their spiritual vitality.

—Michael S. Horton

Month by month, Tabletalk represents an oasis in a desert of false spirituality, mindless Christianity, and vapid conviction. Tabletalk represents theological rigor, biblical Christianity, and authentic Christian devotion. It is an antidote to the world of superficial Christianity. Read it and grow.

—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Tabletalk has been a wonderful resource in my own daily walk with the Lord.

—Ravi Zacharias

Product Details

  • Title: Tabletalk Magazine, February 2007: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament
  • Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
  • Editor: Burk Parsons
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: February 2007
  • Pages: 63

About the Editors

R. C. Sproul is founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also servers as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than seventy books including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.

Burk Parsons serves as editor of Tabletalk and associate pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he is editor of the books Assured by God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology.