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Proverbs (Baker Commentary On The Old Testament Wisdom And Psalms Series)

Proverbs (Baker Commentary On The Old Testament Wisdom And Psalms Series)
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Proverbs (Baker Commentary On The Old Testament Wisdom And Psalms Series)

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Tremper Longman considers the theological implications of Proverbs, as well as its literary, historical, and grammatical dimensionsBAKER COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT WISDOM AND PSALMS #2: PROVERBS Tremper Longman III An accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. Including a helpful translation and detailed footnotes, PROVERBS considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. 608 pages, from Baker. [In PROVERBS, Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.

In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, PROVERBS considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes allow readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level.

This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. 608 pages, from Baker.
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Tremper Longman considers the theological implications of Proverbs, as well as its literary, historical, and grammatical dimensionsBAKER COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT WISDOM AND PSALMS #2: PROVERBS Tremper Longman III An accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. Including a helpful translation and detailed footnotes, PROVERBS considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. 608 pages, from Baker. [In PROVERBS, Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.

In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, PROVERBS considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes allow readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level.

This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. 608 pages, from Baker.
- Publisher.
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With Proverbs, veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, Proverbs considers theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers. This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.
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"Proverbs is a fascinating book, and its instructions and aphorisms virtually compel readers to respond and interpret. Tremper Longman is a good reader and has given us a learned and vigorously argued commentary. I like the way he cites comparative material from the ancient Near East, interacts with fellow scholars, and moves creatively within the conservative tradition."--Richard J. Clifford, SJ, professor of biblical studies, Weston Jesuit School of Theology"This volume is a real contribution to the academic study of Proverbs, both where Longman supports conventional views and also where he challenges them and prods further scholarly reflection. The academic dimension is complemented by his practical focus, seen not only in his easy writing style but also in his seasoned theological reflections that follow each exegetical section. The introduction addresses nearly every important issue concerning the reading of Proverbs, and the volume concludes with a hefty bibliography, complete indexes, and a handy appendix with the most important themes in Proverbs topically arranged and discussed. Longman''s efforts have produced an excellent, independent piece of biblical scholarship that will benefit scholars, practitioners, and students."--Peter Enns, professor of Old Testament and biblical hermeneutics, Westminster Theological Seminary"Although life in modern, Western, and largely urban contexts becomes ever more complex and driven by technological gadgets, many Christians continue to find guidance for daily living in the ancient biblical book of Proverbs. The adage ''The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom'' has never been more true or more relevant. Recognizing the profoundly theological message of Proverbs, Tremper Longman provides a thorough, up-to-date guide for readers. With his eyes on both the ancient Near Eastern world out of which the book arose and the broader biblical teaching, the author opens the door to a treasure house of biblical wisdom for lay people and professional teachers alike."--Daniel I. Block, professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College"What sets this commentary apart from the myriads of others is that Longman keeps his audience firmly in mind: Christian scholars, pastors, students, and teachers in church school classes. Due to his wealth of knowledge, years of experience teaching theological students, and clarity of expression, Longman possesses the ability to engage readers at each of these levels by clearly articulating his understandings of the text and by pointing to its theological influence on the church of the present. Those seeking a commentary on Proverbs that addresses the issues of faith and life both in ancient Israel and Judah and in the present will find this study a rewarding adventure."--Leo G. Perdue, professor of Hebrew Bible, Brite Divinity School"Tremper Longman has written the most accessible and useful commentary on Proverbs that I know of. The topical studies at the end of the book alone are extraordinarily helpful for teachers and preachers. I recommend it highly."--Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City"Not long ago, Proverbs was sadly neglected by much of Old Testament scholarship. Happily, the situation has been rectified in recent years by the publication of several major interpretations of Proverbs. Tremper Longman''s commentary is a welcome and substantial addition to this corpus. Readers will recognize his attention to detail and his knowledge of the scholarly literature. Students and teachers interested in doing serious research on Proverbs will not want to proceed without taking Longman''s comments into account."--Duane A. Garrett, John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Literature, The Southern Baptist Seminary"Tremper Longman writing on wisdom is a man in his sweet spot. There is a reason why the ancients prized wisdom so much that they personified her, and Tremper ushers us into a spiritual reality where we too learn to love and pursue the greatest
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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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5 stars By Stuart, Aug 31 2013
Longman's commentary on Proverbs shows years of learning and teaching on Proverbs. It engages deeply with the text of Proverbs, with Longman providing his own translation and its comments are concise and insightful. Yet, it is able to be used by theological students, preachers and teachers. There is a theological reflection at the end of the first nine chapters which helps summarise and reinforce the theological theme of these chapters and there is an appendix at the end of the book, which contains topical studies. For example, family relationships. These topical studies will help clarify the material in Proverbs (especially 10-31) for the reader, teacher and preacher. This is an excellent commentary and a must investment for a library.
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  • Catalogue Code 233742
  • Product Code 080102692X
  • EAN 9780801026928
  • Pages 608
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Proverbs
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Jun 2006
  • Sales Rank #20986
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 44 mm
  • Weight 1.086kg

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