The words wisdom and wise appear 484 times in the Bible. They appear some three hundred times in the Old Testament, one hundred of those times in the book of Proverbs alone. We learn that God is â€œwise in heart and mighty in strengthâ€ (Job 9:4) and that He is the source of wisdom: â€œWhere can wisdom be found. And where is the place of understanding?â€ (Job 28:12). Job answers his own question, saying, â€œBehold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understandingâ€ (Job 28:12, 28).