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Mobile Ed: CM333 Preaching Proverbs (6 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: CM333 Preaching Proverbs (6 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2014–2017

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Overview

In Preaching Proverbs, Dr. Tremper Longman III provides a thorough overview of the book of Proverbs and answers essential questions about the text. He begins by looking at the context of ancient Sumerian and Egyptian proverbs, and he then considers the structure of the biblical book of Proverbs. Dr. Longman covers the practical, ethical, and theological nature of this text and provides an in-depth look at wisdom. He addresses issues such as contradictions, repetition, and reliability, and he provides tips on how to preach a book that may appear to be disorganized. The course concludes with three topical studies followed by recommendations for further resources.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between the book of Proverbs and other ancient Near Eastern wisdom sayings
  • Understand the purpose of the book of Proverbs and explain the book’s seeming contradictions
  • Use the books of Ecclesiastes and Job to gain further insight into Proverbs
  • Describe Jesus’ connection with wisdom and explain how Christ can be preached from the book of Proverbs
  • Create detailed topical studies from the book of Proverbs

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and Course

Unit 1: What Is the Book of Proverbs?

  • Introduction to Proverbs
  • Ancient Near Eastern Analogies: Introduction
  • Ancient Near Eastern Analogies: Egyptian Instructions
  • Ancient Near Eastern Analogies: Content Similarity
  • Structure of Proverbs: Preface
  • Structure of Proverbs: Discourses
  • Structure of Proverbs: Proverbs Per Se
  • Preaching Proverbs: Challenges and Opportunities: Part 1
  • Preaching Proverbs: Challenges and Opportunities: Part 2
  • Preaching Proverbs: Challenges and Opportunities: Part 3
  • The “Practical” Side of Proverbs

Unit 2: Wisdom and the Book of Proverbs

  • Ethical Nature of Wisdom
  • Theological Nature of Wisdom: Fear of the Lord
  • Theological Nature of Wisdom: Woman Wisdom
  • Woman Wisdom and the Foolish
  • Woman Wisdom in Proverbs 8
  • Reading the Book of Proverbs Theologically
  • Jesus and Wisdom
  • Jesus and Woman Wisdom
  • Preaching Christ from the Book of Proverbs
  • Proverbs for Young Men Only?: Part 1
  • Proverbs for Young Men Only?: Part 2
  • Is the Advice of Proverbs Contradictory?
  • Proverbs Are Not Always True
  • Are the Rewards of Wisdom Promises?: Part 1
  • Are the Rewards of Wisdom Promises?: Part 2

Unit 3: Help from Ecclesiastes and Job

  • How Ecclesiastes Helps Us Interpret Proverbs: Part 1
  • How Ecclesiastes Helps Us Interpret Proverbs: Part 1
  • How Job Helps Us Interpret Proverbs: Part 1
  • How Job Helps Us Interpret Proverbs: Part 2
  • How Job Helps Us Interpret Proverbs: Part 3
  • Applying Lessons from Ecclesiastes and Job

Unit 4: Order from Chaos?

  • Proverbs: A “Disorganized” Book: Part 1
  • Proverbs: A “Disorganized” Book: Part 2
  • Deep Structure Dead-Ends
  • Preaching a “Disorganized” Book

Unit 5: Topical Studies on Relationships and Family

  • Loving the Right Woman—Or Man: Part 1
  • Loving the Right Woman—Or Man: Part 2
  • Loving the Right Woman—Or Man: Part 3
  • Raising Children
  • Wealth and Poverty

Unit 6: Resources for Teaching Proverbs

  • How to Use Biblical Commentaries
  • Selected Resources for Preaching Proverbs
  • Summary: What to Keep in Mind When Preaching from Proverbs

Conclusion

  • Acquire Wisdom

Product Details

About the Instructor

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 25 books, including commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, and Nahum. His books have been translated into 17 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Holman Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.