Proverbs, Interpretation Commentary  -     By: Leo G. Perdue
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Proverbs, Interpretation Commentary

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Proverbs is part of the Wisdom tradition, and as such is a collection of sayings, poems, and "life's little" instructions. Exhorting its readers (hearers) to seek the higher ideals--things like knowledge, discipline, piety, morality, and order--Proverbs offer guidance on how to live in harmony with God, with one's community, and with creation. This section by section commentary divides Proverbs into eight collections, and clarifies the major historical, social, literary, theological and ethical elements of the book.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0804231168
ISBN-13: 9780804231169
UPC: 008042311689
Series: Interpretation Commentary

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The book of Proverbs is a collection of sayings, poems, and "life's little instructions." Wrestling with the values of things such as creation, livelihood, or moral character, Proverbs exhorts its readers to seek the higher ideals--knowledge, discipline, piety, and order--and offers guidance on how to live in harmony with God, others, and oneself.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

Author Bio

Leo G. Perdue is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is aninternational authority on wisdom literature and the author of numerous books, including Proverbs in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series.

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  1. Pocatello, ID
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Too much scholarship, too little meat
    March 22, 2013
    Edward Jordan
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    Meets Expectations: 2
    I have several volumes of this commentary series/set. If someone has no background in the concept and styles of wisdom literature of the Bible, this is probably a good book for them. I was hoping to find verse by verse insights, i.e. commentary.

    For my purposes this didn't meet my needs.
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    This book gives one an excellent historical background of Proverbs. It also helps the student to better understand the moral, ethical, and spiritual guidances found in Proverbs that will either lead one to wisdom or a lack thereof.
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