Biblical scholar, R. N. Whybray, examines the presented views of poverty and riches in the book of Proverbs. Believing that the Bible provides social relevance for today, he focuses on chapters within Proverbs that address this issue. Whybray does not provide a sociological commentary, but one that relies purely on the texts themselves. He gathers the varying views contained in the text to compile a comprehensive view of this particular society and its beliefs on class structure, poverty, and wealth.
- In-depth literary and theological discussion
- Includes notes and indexes
- Title: Wealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs
- Author: R. N. Whybray
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1990
- Pages: 132
About R. N. Whybray
R. N. Whybray (1923-1997) was a priest in the Church of England, as well as a Biblical scholar, focusing in Hebrew Studies.