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The Book of Proverbs : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - R. N. Whybray

The Book of Proverbs

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible


Published: 27th November 1972
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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'.

The footnotes to the N.E.B. textp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The wisdom tradition in the ancient Near Eastp. 3
The book of Proverbs and its models: resemblances and differencesp. 7
The structure of the bookp. 12
How to read the bookp. 12
Advice to the readerp. 15
Wisdom and folly contrastedp. 46
A collection of wise sayingsp. 56
Thirty wise sayingsp. 126
Other collections of wise sayingsp. 144
A capable wifep. 182
List of subjectsp. 187
A Note On Further Readingp. 189
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780521096799
ISBN-10: 0521096790
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27th November 1972
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.73 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24