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Comprising six sections of collected wisdom sayings, the book of Proverbs is a challenging read. Many of the sayings are attributed to King Solomon, and others to anonymous sages. In some sections the sayings seem better connected thematically than those in others. With so much variety, studying this book can lead to frustration.
The author of this latest NBBC, John Hartley, has provided excellent guidance to help readers mine the riches of this valuable biblical book. Helpful overviews containing important topics and themes introduce major sections. Headings assist in identifying the topics of individual sayings. These features combined with the scholarly expertise that the author brings to the text make this commentary an essential resource for any library. Through this expert guidance, each proverb can fulfill its intention of being a word of wisdom for contemplation and reflection.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.