In How to Read Proverbs Tremper Longman provides a welcome guide to reading and studying, as well as understanding and savoring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole, understanding its relationship to ancient non-Israelite wisdom, and listening to its conversation with the other great voices of wisdom in Scripture—Job and Ecclesiastes.
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- Provides a welcome guide to reading and studying Proverbs
- Looks at how Christians can understand the Proverbs for all their wisdom
- Helps readers gain a greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole
- Why Read Proverbs?
- Walking on the Path of Life
- Woman Wisdom or Folly—Which Will It Be?
- What Exactly Is a Proverb—and How Does It Work?
- Are Proverbs Always True?
- Did Solomon Know Amenemope and Ahiqar? Biblical Proverbs and International Wisdom
- Proverbs in Conversation with Job and Ecclesiastes
- Proverbial Wisdom in Action: Joseph and Daniel
- Where Is God in Proverbs? Christ, the Treasure of God’s Wisdom
- How to Study Themes in Proverbs: Money Matters
- On Loving the Right Woman
- Wise Words, Foolish Words
About Tremper Longman III
Tremper Longman III is an Old Testament scholar and the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to joining Westmont in 1998, Longman taught for 18 years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He received his MDiv from Westminster and a PhD from Yale University. In addition, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular translations of the Bible, including The Message, the New Century Version, and the Holman Standard Bible.