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The Book of Proverbs in Plain English

Author : Frank Larosa
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The Book of Proverbs is the key book in the Bible that teaches us wisdom; "the single, most important thing in life we could ever achieve". If we not only read the book, but put the advice to work in our lives, we can truly become wise. Frank realized that most people have a difficult time interpretting the Bible and never get the full understanding of what the passages are trying to get across to us. "If we don't fully understand what we are reading, how can we apply the advice to our lives?", was his question. With this in mind, he took three different Bible interpretations of the Book of Proverbs, studied each passage and rewrote them in "plain English", without changing the meanings of the passages, so all could get the full understanding. In this book you will find the simplest format, easiest wording, a daily calendar guide, word index and explanations for hard to understand passages. You will have such ease reading and actually comprehending what you are reading, that you will be amazed the simplicity to interpret. Although the Book of Proverbs was written nearly 3,000 years ago, you will find how relevant these words of wisdom are in our lives today. Prov 1:2--"The purpose of these Proverbs is to teach wisdom, give instruction and perceive words of understanding."

Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs

Author : Peter T.H. Hatton
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Despite the welcome revival of scholarly interest in Biblical Wisdom, the Book of Proverbs remains neglected. It continues to be seen as a disorganised repository of traditional banalities, while Job and Qohelet are viewed as more exciting texts, in revolt against Proverbs' conventional wisdom. This book argues that this misleading consensus owes more to scholarly presuppositions than to the content of Proverbs; it sees Proverbs as a challenging work, one that aims to provoke a critical appropriation of wisdom and in which diverse sources have been skilfully brought together by a creative final editor to form a complex unity. Many divergences from the Hebrew in the Greek witness to the translator's discomfort with his spikey, provocative original. Peter Hatton challenges many existing scholarly assumptions and calls for a re-evaluation of the role and significance of Proverbs in relation to the other biblical wisdom books and the whole canon.

Toward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs

Author : Zoltán S. Schwáb
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Major religious themes of the Bible, such as election and covenant, are not mentioned in the book of Proverbs. Furthermore, self-interest underlies its motivational system (“you shall behave well, because it will be good for you”). These “selfish” and “secular” features have posed serious ethical and theological challenges for some interpreters, while others have claimed that their presence is only in the eyes of the beholder. After a thorough investigation of the history of Proverbs’ interpretation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Zoltán Schwáb argues that its self-interested and secular nature should not be simply affirmed or dismissed. The question is not whether Proverbs is selfish and secular but in what ways it is selfish and secular and within what conceptual framework one is supposed to interpret these characteristics. In order to construct a proper framework, Schwáb uses such diverse sources as Thomas Aquinas’ theological ethics, modern secularization theories, ancient Near Eastern temple ideology, and the theological tradition of God’s incomprehensibility. The result is a reading that simultaneously reflects on the ancient context of the text and the concerns of its readers in a secular world.


Author : Benjamin Galan
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There is so much richness and wisdom in the Book of Proverbs, but there's only so much time in the day. Commentaries tend to be too complicated, heavy, and dense. How can you condense the key godly principles of Proverbs in a way that you can actually digest them? Featuring charts, simple summaries, and key takeaways, the Proverbs pamphlet is just the Bible study tool you need! In this full-color pamphlet, you'll learn: 3 common mistakes when reading the proverbs 6 tools for studying the proverbs What is a proverb (and what isn't it)? How Bible proverbs are different from other proverbs from ancient times 3 kinds of parallelism in the proverbs and why it's important And more! Key Features of the Proverbs pamphlet Key verses and themes of the proverbs, such as Wisdom, Relationships, Money, Speech, Character, Honor, and Kingship A dozen full color charts showing key information at a glance Easy-to-read summaries and headers to help you quickly glean biblical concepts And more! Proverbs is one of the most beloved books in the Bible and this full-color 14-panel pamphlet gives you a good overview and includes discussion questions for personal or group use. It explains the types of proverbs and shows the richness hidden below the surface when you understand their structure and meaning. This Bible study pamphlet is perfect for group and individual Bible study and makes an excellent gift or church handout!

Original Notes on the Book of Proverbs

Author : Solomon Caesar Malan
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The Message the Book of Proverbs

Author : Eugene H. Peterson
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The Message: The Book of Proverbs is God's timeless guidance on the best way to live your life presented in the American English you speak in your home and workplace. While clearly pointing to God as the ultimate source of wisdom, Eugene H. Peterson has skillfully taken the original Hebrew and made it more understandable for modern generations. This fresh translation will show you how to take God's practical, loving instructions for living and apply them to your life now, no matter what your circumstances.


Author : Roland Murphy
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

The Book of Proverbs

Author : King James Bible
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This book contains 14pt font for easier reading. (The Average Bible Contains 6pt font lettering.) The Book of Proverbs, "Proverbs (of Solomon)") is the second book of the third section (called Writings) of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament. When translated into Greek and Latin, the title took on different forms: in the Greek Septuagint (LXX) it became Paroimiai ("Proverbs"); in the Latin Vulgate the title was Proverbia, from which the English name is derived. Proverbs is not merely an anthology but a "collection of collections" relating to a pattern of life which lasted for more than a millennium. It is an example of the Biblical wisdom tradition, and raises questions of values, moral behavior, the meaning of human life, and right conduct. The repeated theme is that "the fear of God (meaning submission to the will of God) is the beginning of wisdom". Wisdom is praised for her role in creation; God acquired her before all else, and through her he gave order to chaos; and since humans have life and prosperity by conforming to the order of creation, seeking wisdom is the essence and goal of the religious life.

A Paraphrase on the Books of Job Psalms Proverbs and Ecclesiastes with Notes Critical Historical and Practical By Lawrence Holden

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Commentary on the Book of Proverbs Bible Study Notes and Comments

Author : David Pratte
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Bible study notes and commentary on the Old Testament book of Proverbs. Emphasizes understanding the text with practical applications. Intended to be helpful to all Christians, including teachers and preachers, while avoiding an emphasis on technical issues. Written from the conservative viewpoint of faith in the Bible as the absolute, inerrant, verbally inspired word of God. Topics discussed include wise sayings about: * Wisdom and instruction * Speech * Anger and control of temper * Relations between parents and children * Pride