The wisdom literature in the Bible - Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs - all make use of a standard literary form. This was used by ancient sages to store and pass down their wisdom. What James Kugel calls, "the one line poem" hides great wisdom in a deceptively simple format.
These discussions inspired by James Kugel's book, "The Great Poems of the Bible."
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