Proverbs: Old Testament Library [OTL]  -     By: Richard J. Clifford
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Proverbs: Old Testament Library [OTL]

Westminster John Knox Press / 1999 / Paperback

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Two sentences from the great eighteenth-century English aphorist Samuel Johnson can serve as a motto to Proverbs and to this commentary. "Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed." The book of Proverbs does not primarily provide information; its instructions are remarkably empty of "content" and its maxims, when rephrased, are often trite. Rather, it informs by giving its readers a perspective. To quote Johnson on the achievement of Alexander Pope: "New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new." Proverbs is about vision and action. From the Preface

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.16 X 6.46 X 0.80 (inches)
ISBN: 0664228534
ISBN-13: 9780664228538
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Series: Old Testament Library

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This commentary, a part of the Old Testament Library series, focuses on the book of Proverbs.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

Author Bio

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. is Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He previously taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology from 1970 to 2008.

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