How to Read Proverbs

ISBN-10: 0877849420
ISBN-13: 9780877849421
Edition: 2002
Authors: Tremper Longman
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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.In How to Read Proverbs Tremper 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.

Acknowledgments
Understanding Proverbs
Why Read Proverbs?
Walking on the Path of Life
Woman Wisdom or Folly--Which Will It Be?
What Exactly is a Proverb--and How Does It Work?
Are Proverbs Always True?
Reading Proverbs in Context
Did Soloman Know Amenemope and Ahiqar? Biblical Proverbs and International Wisdom
Proverbs in Conversation with Job and Ecclesiastes
Proverbial Wisdom in Action: Joseph and Daniel
Where is God in Proverbs? Christ, the Treasure of God's WisdomPart Three: Following the Themes in Proverbs
How to Study Themes in Proverbs: Money Matters
On Loving the Right Woman
Wise Words, Foolish Words
Conclusion: Principles for Reading the Book of Proverbs
Final Word
Authorship and Date of the Book of Proverbs
Commentaries on the Book of Proverbs
Notes
Indexes

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