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How to Read Proverbs

How to Read Proverbs

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While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole, understanding its relationship to ancient non-Israelite wisdom and listening to its conversation with the other great voices of wisdom in Scripture - Job and Ecclesiastes. This is a welcome guide to reading and studying, understanding and savouring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. 174 pages, from IVP.

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About "How to Read Proverbs"

While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole, understanding its relationship to ancient non-Israelite wisdom and listening to its conversation with the other great voices of wisdom in Scripture - Job and Ecclesiastes. This is a welcome guide to reading and studying, understanding and savouring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. 174 pages, from IVP.
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Through this welcome guide to reading and studying, Tremper Longman III takes you down the path of Proverbs into an understanding of how Christ is the climax and embodiment of wisdom.
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Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise.Everyday we make choices on the path of life. Proverbs are memorable capsules of wisdom, chiseled in words and polished through use by those who have traveled that path ahead of us. But the proverbs of the Bible make a greater claim than "a penny saved is a penny earned." They are woven into the web of divine revelation, rooted in the "fear of the Lord" that is the beginning of wisdom.While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole, understanding its relationship to ancient non-Israelite wisdom and listening to its conversation with the other great voices of wisdom in Scripture--Job and Ecclesiastes.InHow to Read ProverbsTremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading and studying, understanding and savoring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. Most important for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Christ is the climax and embodiment of wisdom.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Tremper Longman (Iii)

Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct at Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is the author of commentaries on The Book of Job and Proverbs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms); Exodus (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) and Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical Commentary), Daniel (New Internatuional Version Application Commentary), Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (New International Commentary on the Old Testament/ Cornerstone Commentary).

Longman is the author of How to Read Genesis; How to Read the Psalms; How to Read Proverbs; How to Read Exodus and Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, and co-editor of A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible and co-author with Dan Allender of Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies; The Intimate Mystery and The Intimate Marriage Bible Studies.
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Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • part One: Understanding Proverbs
  • 1. Why Read Proverbs?
  • 2. Walking On The Path Of Life
  • 3. Woman Wisdom Or Folly--which Will It Be?
  • 4. What Exactly Is A Proverb--and How Does It Work?
  • 5. Are Proverbs Always True?
  • part Two: Reading Proverbs In Context
  • 6. Did Soloman Know Amenemope And Ahiqar? Biblical Proverbs And International Wisdom
  • 7. Proverbs In Conversation With Job And Ecclesiastes
  • 8. Proverbial Wisdom In Action: Joseph And Daniel
  • 9. Where Is God In Proverbs? Christ, The Treasure Of God's Wisdom
  • part Three: Following The Themes In Proverbs
  • 10. How To Study Themes In Proverbs: Money Matters
  • 11. On Loving The Right Woman
  • 12. Wise Words, Foolish Words
  • Conclusion: Principles For Reading The Book Of Proverbs
  • Final Word
  • Appendix 1: Authorship And Date Of The Book Of Proverbs
  • Appendix 2: Commentaries On The Book Of Proverbs
  • Notes
  • Indexes

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Great tool for understanding Proverbs
5 stars By Stuart, Jun 15 2013
Longman has provided a great tool for understanding Proverbs. Though a scholar, he has written in a non-academic way to open up Proverbs. His chapters are concise, with the most complex being Chapter 6, where he looks at ancient near-eastern parallels to the biblical book of Proverbs. Even here perseverance in reading the material will be rewarded. He provides questions for reflection at the end of each chapter, with further reading for those who wish to explore in a deeper way the material that he has covered in the chapter. For anyone wishing to grapple with and to understand the book of Proverbs, this should be the first point of call.
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  • Catalogue Code 183117
  • Product Code 0877849420
  • EAN 9780877849421
  • Pages 174
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Proverbs
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 2002
  • Sales Rank #27330
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.213kg

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