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In Preaching Proverbs, Dr. Tremper Longman III provides a thorough overview of the book of Proverbs and answers essential questions about the text. He begins by looking at the context of ancient Sumerian and Egyptian proverbs, and he then considers the structure of the biblical book of Proverbs. Dr. Longman covers the practical, ethical, and theological nature of this text and provides an in-depth look at wisdom. He addresses issues such as contradictions, repetition, and reliability, and he provides tips on how to preach a book that may appear to be disorganized. The course concludes with three topical studies followed by recommendations for further resources.

Author Bio

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 25 books, including commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, and Nahum. His books have been translated into 17 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Holman Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Longman and his wife, Alice, have three sons and two granddaughters.