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PAPERBACK; Published: 12/9/2015
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2710-4
421 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25 x 9.25

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Series: The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary (THOTC)

Relates the theology and wisdom of Proverbs to issues relevant to the twenty-first century

In this erudite yet accessible commentary Ernest Lucas elucidates the book of Proverbs both exegetically and thematically. Explicating the text in light of its ancient Near Eastern context, Lucas also shows the relevance of Proverbs for the twenty-first century, speaking as it does to such issues as character formation, gender relations, wealth and poverty, interpersonal communication, science and religion, and care for the environment.

Lucas uniquely identifies "proverbial clusters" in his critical exegesis of the biblical text and uses them as the basis for interpreting individual proverbs. Several substantial theological essays at the end of the book illuminate major ethical, pastoral, and spiritual themes in Proverbs. Ably unpacking the rich wisdom embedded in the book of Proverbs, Lucas's accessible theological commentary is perfect for pastors, teachers, and students.
REVIEWS
Raymond C. Van Leeuwen
— Eastern University
"A deep and valuable education in biblical wisdom. Lucas has a readable style that will engage students, pastors, and scholars. He bears his impressive scholarship on Proverbs lightly and serves it up winsomely. I especially welcome the essays on the theology and ethics of wisdom that conclude the book. They merit a wide variety of readers — whoever wishes to make the wisdom of Proverbs their own."
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"Offers a window on a fascinating historical topic: ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Reformed churches." ". . . . Recommended."

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