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The Book of Proverbs
  • By R. N. Whybray
$36.99
Dr Whybray's volume, like the others in the series, contains the text in the New English Bible translation, with introductory material preceding, and a commentary directly following, each section of text.

Dr Whybray describes the ancient near-eastern tradition of producing collections of 'wisdom': instructions in the form of aphorisms and proverbs for the education of the young for a happy and successful career. He indicates the dependence of Proverbs on this tradition, but also points out how the Israelite authors modified it. The book contains three kinds of material: sections whose form and character are hardly distinguishable from the instructions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; others where, in spite of a more specifically Israelite dress, the aim remains the achievement of the successful life; and finally passages in which the main purpose has now become the pursuit of a wisdom which is in entire conformation with the 'fear of the Lord'.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780521096799
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521096799
    • ISBN 10: 0521096790
    • Publication Date: 09/01/1972
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Count: 208
    • Width: 5.04 inches
    • Height: 8.16 inches
    • Length: 0.55 inches
    • Weight: 0.52 pounds
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