Proverbs: A Shorter Commentary (Abridged / Paperback)

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Proverbs: A Shorter Commentary (Abridged / Paperback)


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An abridged and revised version of Bruce Waltke's magisterial two-volume NICOT commentary on the book of Proverbs

Since 2004, Bruce Waltke's magisterial two-volume NICOT commentary on the book of Proverbs has been recognized as a definitive exegesis of the Hebrew text, groundbreaking in its illuminating analysis that the authors and redactors of Proverbs had organized their material into discernible clusters and groupings. Waltke and Ivan De Silva here offer an abridged and revised version of the preeminent commentary, which is more accessible to students, pastors, and Bible readers in general. In place of a technical analysis of the Hebrew text, Waltke and De Silva interpret the translated text, while also including their own theological reflections and personal anecdotes where appropriate. A topical index is added to help expositors with a book that is difficult to preach or teach verse by verse.

At its heart, this shorter commentary on Proverbs preserves the exegetical depth, erudition, and poetic insight of Waltke's original and maintains the core conviction that the ancient wisdom of Proverbs holds profound, ongoing relevance for Christian faith and life today.

Bruce K. Waltke is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale. He was a translator of the New American Standard Version Bible and is also a member of the committee responsible for the New International Version. Ivan D. V. De Silva is instructor in religious studies at Trinity Western University and adjunct faculty at Pacific Life Bible College. In addition to carrying a full teaching load, Ivan is a full-time detective in the Vancouver Police Department, where he has worked for the past twenty-five years.
Product Details ISBN: 9780802875037
ISBN-10: 0802875033
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Pages: 528
Language: English