In this erudite yet accessible commentary Ernest Lucas elucidates the book of Proverbs both exegetically and thematically. Explicating the text in light of its ancient Near Eastern context, Lucas also shows the relevance of Proverbs for the twenty-first century, speaking as it does to such issues as character formation, gender relations, wealth and poverty, interpersonal communication, science and religion, and care for the environment.
Lucas uniquely identifies "proverbial clusters" in his critical exegesis of the biblical text and uses them as the basis for interpreting individual proverbs. Several substantial theological essays at the end of the book illuminate major ethical, pastoral, and spiritual themes in Proverbs. Ably unpacking the rich wisdom embedded in the book of Proverbs, Lucas's accessible theological commentary is perfect for pastors, teachers, and students.
This product can be purchased individually, or as part of the following sets:
Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary (9 Vols.) - THOTC
Two Horizons Old and New Testament Commentary (12 Vols.) - THOTC
"A deep and valuable education in biblical wisdom. Lucas has a readable style that will engage students, pastors, and scholars. He bears his impressive scholarship on Proverbs lightly and serves it up winsomely. I especially welcome the essays on the theology and ethics of wisdom that conclude the book. They merit a wide variety of readers — whoever wishes to make the wisdom of Proverbs their own." Raymond C. Van Leeuwen — Eastern University
"Offers a window on a fascinating historical topic: ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Reformed churches." ". . . . Recommended." Choice
Ernest C. Lucas
is vice principal emeritus of Bristol Baptist College and an honorary research fellow in theology and religious studies at the University of Bristol. His other books include commentaries on Daniel and Ezekiel and a textbook on the Psalms and wisdom literature. A former research biochemist, he has also written books and articles on science and Christian faith.