Proverbs: An Introduction and Study Guide : Wisdom Calls, Paperback / softback Book

Proverbs: An Introduction and Study Guide : Wisdom Calls Paperback / softback

Part of the T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament series

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This study guide introduces students to the Book of Proverbs from the Old Testament.

Zoltán Schwáb examines the book's structure and characteristics; covers the latest Biblical scholarship, including historical and interpretive issues; and considers a range of scholarly approaches from historical-critical through feminist to theological. The guide encourages existential engagement with Proverbs, and uses diverse tools in order to achieve this.

A brief chapter by chapter commentary on Proverbs highlights the major themes of each of its sections.

The playful ambiguity and poetry of the proverbs is also discussed.

A special emphasis is placed on how different historical, literary, or performance contexts can influence a proverb’s meaning.

Finally, the guide presents an overview of the rich heritage of African interpretation of proverbs. With suggestions of further reading at the end of each chapter, this guide is an essential accompaniment to the study of the Book of Proverbs.

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