Comprising six sections of collected wisdom sayings, the book of Proverbs is a challenging read. Many of the sayings are attributed to King Solomon, and others to anonymous sages. In some sections the sayings seem better connected thematically than those in others. With so much variety, studying this book can lead to frustration.
The author of this latest NBBC, John Hartley, has provided excellent guidance to help readers mine the riches of this valuable biblical book. Helpful overviews containing important topics and themes introduce major sections. Headings assist in identifying the topics of individual sayings. These features combined with the scholarly expertise that the author brings to the text make this commentary an essential resource for any library. Through this expert guidance, each proverb can fulfill its intention of beinga word of wisdom for contemplation and reflection.
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John E. Hartley is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Azusa Pacific Seminary in Azusa, California. He holds a B.A. from Greenville College, a B.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Mediterranean studies from Brandies University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Book of Job for the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series (Eerdmans), Leviticus for the Word Biblical Commentary series (Zondervan), and Genesis for the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (Baker).