Proverbs

by Tremper III Longman (Author)TREMPER LONGMAN (Author)
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"Due to his wealth of knowledge, years of experience teaching theological students, and clarity of expression, Longman possesses the ability to engage Christian scholars, pastors, students, and teachers in church school classes by clearly articulating his understandings of the text and by pointing to its theological influence on the church of the present. Those seeking a commentary on Proverbs that addresses the issues of faith and life both in ancient Israel and Judah and in the present will find this study a rewarding adventure."
--Leo G. Perdue, Brite Divinity School

"This volume not only provides an accurate and vivid translation of the text of Proverbs, followed by textual notes and detailed commentary, but also concludes each section with a careful consideration of the theological implications of the text for the Christian interpreter today. Although it will be consulted by the best scholars, it is ideal for seminary courses on Proverbs and for anyone interested in teaching or preaching on the book of Proverbs to contemporary audiences."
--Mark J. Boda, McMaster Divinity College

"Not long ago, Proverbs was sadly neglected by much of Old Testament scholarship. Happily, the situation has been rectified in recent years by the publication of several major interpretations of Proverbs. Tremper Longman's commentary is a welcome and substantial addition to this corpus. Readers will recognize his attention to detail and his knowledge of the scholarly literature. Students and teachers interested in doing serious research on Proverbs will not want to proceed without taking Longman's comments into account."
--Duane A. Garrett, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Longman is to be congratulated for producing a valuable translation of Proverbs and a user friendly commentary that takes seriously the needs of the contemporary audience for which he writes. Pastors and seminary students will gain much from studying Proverbs with an expert interpreter who is attuned to the rhetoric of the text, its ancient context, and its possible contemporary import. Scholars too will profit from Longman's often provocative and creative work."
--Timothy J. Sandoval, Review of Biblical Literature

"Tremper Longman has written the most accessible and useful commentary on Proverbs that I know. The topical studies at the end of the book alone are extraordinarily helpful for teachers and preachers. I recommend it highly."
--Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

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Tremper III Longman, Author

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he was the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies for nineteen years before his retirement. Before Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored more than thirty books.

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