The book of Proverbs has been understood and misunderstood in countless different ways. In God’s Wisdom in Proverbs, Dan Phillips explores this “kaleidoscopic microcosm of the wisdom of God.” Phillips takes special care to convey the distinctive style and rhetorical effect of the original Hebrew. God’s Wisdom in Proverbs provides an excellent introduction and selective exposition of this much misunderstood book. For the seasoned expositor, student, or layperson, Phillips work will challenge, encourage, and instruct in wise living as revealed in Proverbs.
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- Provides an introduction and exposition of an often misunderstood book
- Pays special attention to the distinctive style of the original Hebrew
- Applies the wisdom of Proverbs to relationships, marriage, and parenting
- Essentials for Understanding Proverbs
- The Stated Design of Proverbs
- The Foundation of Wisdom
- Wisdom: Seeking and Finding
- Relating to God by Trust and Worship
- Skill in Godly Relationships
- Skill in Godly Marriage
- Skill in Godly Child-Training
- Epilogue: A Word to the Wise
- Appendix 1: Who Wrote Proverbs, and What Difference Does It Make?
- Appendix 2: Words Related to Teaching in Proverbs
- Appendix 3: Proverbs 22:6—Promise or Threat?
Praise for the Print Edition
One of the great pleasures of life is puzzling through the book of Proverbs, and if you’re looking to navigate life with Solomonic skill, Dan Phillips is ready to show you the ropes. This book’s author is not too proud to learn from the Bible and he’s not too scared to think for himself. This is the first book I would recommend for those wanting to study Proverbs.
—James M. Hamilton Jr., associate professor of biblical theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Finding practical skill for living life is always a challenge. Dan Phillips has produced a highly readable, text driven, and practical exposition of the book of Proverbs. This work is technical enough for the scholar, yet clear and relevant for the layman. Phillips’ commentary will help anyone navigate the challenges of contemporary life by explaining God’s ancient book of wisdom.
—Michael Rydelink, professor of Jewish studies, Moody Bible Institute
The list of really useful literature on the book of Proverbs is rather short. God’s Wisdom in Proverbs is a welcome and needed addition to that list. Proverbs is a book rich with insight and instruction, motivation and exhortation. However, for too many Christians it’s a book of pithy sayings that make one either nod the head with feigned (but mystified) agreement or which are applied in ways that would have made even the wise Solomon scratch his head in bewilderment. Dan’s book goes a long way to help clear one's head of mystery and misapplication.
—Kevin D. Zuber, professor of theology, Moody Bible Institute
- Title: God’s Wisdom in Proverbs
- Author: Dan Phillips
- Publisher: Kress Biblical Resources
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 432
About Dan Phillips
Dan Phillips is an international conference speaker and pastor of Copperfield Bible Church in Houston, TX. Phillips earned his MDiv from Talbot Theological Seminary and has taught seminary and college level courses in New Testament studies, Hebrew, and Old Testament studies. He is the author of The World-Tilting Gospel and regularly contributes to the Pyromaniacs blog.