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Proverbs

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In previous commentaries on Proverbs, little is said about any literary and thematic unity in the book. This commentary, by contrast, reads Proverbs not as a collection of disjointed aphorisms, but as a book of symmetrically arranged wisdom-teaching where topics, forms of expression and rhetoric are constantly hearkening back to what has preceded or heralding what is to follow. In the preface (1.1-7), the editors of Proverbs introduce a book of wisdom-teaching which the audience, the youth of Israel, are supposed to understand by discerning the figurative language in which the teaching is expressed. The present-day reader of Proverbs is invited in this commentary to read from the same perspective, becoming, like the original audience, engaged in the unfolding figurative language. At the outset Proverbs is set well within the household (1.8-9.18), where a mother and father urge their naive and uncommitted son to retain their teaching and to successfully establish his own household. Wisdom is personified as a teacher and a welcoming host whose metaphorical banquet is laid out in the poetry of the topical groups identified in the 'Proverbs of Solomon' (10.1-22.16). The parental wisdom teaching in the 'Words of the Wise' (22.17-24.34) addresses a youth now on the threshold of public life, marking out a path of courageous wisdom amid attractive but self-destructive alternatives. In the 'Other Proverbs of Solomon' (chaps. 25-29) a wealth of imagery and stark antitheses highlight earlier themes and inculcate personal responsibility in a lawless society. The Book of Proverbs concludes with the striking portraits of three eminent wise ones (chaps. 30-31), who are presumably imbued with the spirit of the Book.

Proverbs by Alan Moss was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd in January 2015. The ISBN for Proverbs is 9781909697461.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherSheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (January 2015)
Weight281g
Number of Pages196
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781909697461
ISBN-10190969746X
Product Code4321958
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