Proverbs

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Religion - 264 pages

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." In this perceptive commentary familiar sayings from the book of Proverbs, such as this one, are seen in a new light. Kenneth T. Aitken deepens our understanding of the collection of popular sayings and folk wisdom of ancient Israel.

Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

 

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Practical wisdom on the book of wisdom.

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Contents

Introduction
1
16
7
7
14
819 contd
20
15
26
1320
44
19
52
114
60
The Righteous and the Wicked Comment
141
Honouring Parents
147
The Good Wife1
153
Troublesome Fathers
159
Friends and Neighbours
167
Hatred and Strife
174
Underwriting Debts
196
THE MARKET
202

1219
67
121
76
2236 contd
84
The Hothead
105
The Proud
112
The Drunkard
121
The Seductress
128
The Liar the Flatterer and the Whisperer
134
The Lot
210
What King Lemuels Mother Taught Him
217
F THE SCHOOL OF WISDOM
224
Observations on Nature and Society
231
Sadness and Gladness of Heart
239
Mans Plans and Gods Purpose
248
Further Reading
256
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About the author (1986)

Kenneth T. Aitken is Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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