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Proverbs

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Proverbs--a book full of wisdom--and yet a book demanding all one's wisdom to understand.

Derek Kidner not only has provided a running commentary on the whole of Proverbs but has also included two helpful study aids. The first is a set of subject guides that pull together teaching scattered throughout the book. The second is a short concordance that helps locate lost sayings (in territory notoriously hard to ...

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Overview

Proverbs--a book full of wisdom--and yet a book demanding all one's wisdom to understand.

Derek Kidner not only has provided a running commentary on the whole of Proverbs but has also included two helpful study aids. The first is a set of subject guides that pull together teaching scattered throughout the book. The second is a short concordance that helps locate lost sayings (in territory notoriously hard to search) and encourages further subject studies.

In short, this volume is a wise person's guide to wisdom.

The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830842179
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Series: Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
  • Pages: 189
  • Sales rank: 1,217,157
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The works of Derek Kidner (MA, Christ's College, Cambridge) are full of the marks of both professor and pastor with his evenĀ­handed scholarship as well as his devotional insight. These qualities have made his commentaries in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and The Bible Speaks Today series some of the most beloved and popular of recent decades.

Kidner had a long career in both the church and the academy in England. He studied at Cambridge University and then served in the ministry for several years before becoming a senior tutor at Oak Hill Theological College. Kidner began his writing career while serving as warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge from 1964 to 1978, publishing his ninth and final book, The Message of Jeremiah, in 1987.

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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief AbbreviationsIntroduction
The Book of Proverbs and the Wisdom of Israel
Wisdom in the Ancient World
The Structure, Authorship, Date and Text of ProverbsSubject Studies
God and Man
Wisdom
The Fool
The Sluggard
The Friend
Words
The Family
Life and Death
Analysis
Commentary
A Short Concordance
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