Proverbs—a book full of wisdom, and yet a book demanding all one's wisdom to understand. Derek Kidner has not only provided a running commentary on the whole of Proverbs, but has also included two helpful study aids: a set of subject guides that bring together teaching scattered throughout the book, and a short concordance that helps locate lost sayings (in territory notoriously hard to search) and encourages further subject studies. In short, this volume is a wise person's guide to wisdom.
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“True wisdom and true prophecy both started from the fear of the Lord, and both worked hard to make Israel think.” (Page 15)
“So the secondary purpose of Proverbs is to introduce the reader to a style of teaching that provokes his thought, getting under his skin by thrusts of wit, paradox, common sense and teasing symbolism, in preference to the preacher’s tactic of frontal assault.” (Page 56)
“Its function in Scripture is to put godliness into working clothes; to name business and society as spheres in which we are to acquit ourselves with credit to our Lord, and in which we are to look for his training.” (Page 33)
“We may start with the motto, and ask whether the ‘fear’ of the Lord implies anything more than a healthy respect for the Almighty. This it clearly does. In two passages, 2:5 and 9:10, it is made synonymous with the knowledge of him; and this knowledge is remarkably intimate.” (Page 31)