Navarre Bible - Wisdom Books
The Wisdom Books propound the teachings of Moses and the historical books of the Old Testament in the form of counsels and proverbs. They also reveal the close connection between knowledge that comes through faith, and knowledge acquired through human reasoning.
The book of Job takes the form of a narrative - the story of an upright man who experiences misfortune after misfortune; to a degree, it lifts the veil that shrouds the mystery of suffering. The book of Ecclesiastes ("All is vanity...") helps the believer to appreciate the value of heavenly things. Proverbs consists of seven collections of wise sayings from the ancient East. The Wisdom of Solomon interfaces with the world of Greek culture. Sirach, written by someone steeped in the wisdom tradition of Israel, was much used by the early Fathers of the Church.
The commentary appears on the same page as the Bible text, which is the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. Each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to Old Testament prophecies.
560 pp., 6 X 9, Hard cover