The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament
consist of five books of poetry, which deal with the age old questions of human suffering, knowledge, and love.
5. Song of Songs
The author of the Book of Job is anonymous; however, some scholars believe that it was written by Moses.
Tradition maintains that the Book of Psalms was written/sung by King David,
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs have all been attributed to David's son King Solomon.
The Book of Job is believed to be the oldest book of the Bible, written sometime prior to 1400 BC.
The Book of Psalms was written sometime during the life of King David (c. 1000s BC)
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs were written sometime during the life of King Solomon (c. 900s BC)