For the modern mind, the book’s cultural setting seems far removed from the 21st century. Proverbs puts a high priority on tradition and age, while the modern mind prizes change and youth. For Christians, Proverbs seems irrelevant. For the translator, Proverbs defies translations.
In the second part of his two-volume commentary, Waltke confronts these exegetical and interpretive challenges head on. This historico-grammatical commentary on Proverbs uncovers the profound philosophical and theological insights of this ancient book. Waltke helps readers understand the poetics used in its composition, and challenges modern prejudices toward the book.
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The best overall commentary on Proverbs available at this time. Its two volumes greatly enrich our understanding of an important biblical book.
Waltke brings to bear a lifetime of learning and expertise as a world authority on Hebrew grammar. His theological approach is conservative evangelical and intended to serve the Christian pulpit and laity.
—Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, professor of biblical studies, Eastern Uinversity
Bruce K. Waltke is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, and distinguished professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary in Florida. He is co-author of An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax.