Proverbs : a commentary / Richard J. Clifford. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Old Testament libraryPublication details: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, (c)1999.Edition: first editionDescription: xvi, 286 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
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Commentary. Introduction to the Book. Lecture I: The Deadly Alternative to Parental Wisdom. Wisdom Poem I: The Risk of Spurning Me. Lecture II: Seek Wisdom and Yahweh Will Keep You Safe. Lecture III: Trust in God Leads to Prosperity. Interlude: Wisdom's Benefits and Prestige. Lecture IV: Justice toward the Neighbor Brings Blessing. Lecture V: A Father's Example. Lecture Virgin Islands: Two Ways of Living Life. Lecture Virgin IslandsI: With Your Whole Being Heed My Words and Live. Lecture Virgin IslandsII: The Wrong and the Right Woman. Interlude: Four Short Pieces. Lecture IX: The Dangers of Adultery. Lecture X: The Deceptive Woman. Wisdom Poem II: Become My Disciple and I Will Bless You. Excursus I: The Interpretation of Prov. 8:22 in Early Judaism and Christianity. Excursus II: The Translation of 'amon in volume 30. Wisdom Poem III: The Two Women Invite Passersby to Their Banquets. The Proverbs of Solomon. The Words of the Wise. Further Words of the Wise.
Through exacting translation, technical notes, and insightful commentary, Richard Clifford sheds new light on the book of Proverbs. He focuses on the rhetoric of Proverbs to demonstrate how the book fosters a lifelong search for wisdom and to enable readers to see how its instructions and maxims are concerned with contemporary issues. Clifford unveils the fascinating aspects of Proverbs - its wit and irony, honesty and profundity, drama and conflict, and, ultimately, its concern with wisdom as a fundamental option in life.
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