Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
View: 1623This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
Author: Roland Murphy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
View: 9212The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
Author: Charles Johnson
Publisher: Canongate Books
View: 1827Drawn from the wisdom of ancient oral tradition, this book contains two main doctrines: teaching the attainment of wisdom, and warning against life's pitfalls, from excessive drink to promiscuity. The text is introduced by Charles Johnson.
A Survey of Modern Study
Author: Roger Norman Whybray
View: 6837This book, the first of a series, describes the course of modern interpretation of the book of Proverbs. The topics covered include origins, background and dating, literary aspects and theological ideas. More than 350 books and articles are discussed.
Explained Through Stories
Author: Mira Balachandran
Publisher: EMERALD PUBLISHERS
Category: Children's stories, Indic (English)
View: 5852This book aims at familiarizing the young minds with proverbs that have been used by the people world over, for the past several centuries. The selection of proverbs has been based on their importance and relevance to everyday life and their adaptability to present -day living. The proverbs have been explained through stories to facilitate easy understanding using simple language. Proverbs can be interpreted both literally and metaphorically too. They are particularly useful in teaching young children and help to inculcate proper manners and good habits in them very early in life.
Author: James D. Martin
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 6640This addition to Sheffield's acclaimed Old Testament Guides series introduces students not only to Proverbs but also to the genre of 'wisdom literature' in general (dealing with such questions as the origin and location of 'wisdom' in ancient Israel). Martin discusses the structure of the book of Proverbs as a whole, provides a guided reading to the more or less sustained discourses in chapters 1-9 and to the collections of proverb-type sentences in the remaining chapters, and considers the relationship of Proverbs to other ancient Near Eastern literature. The Guide is completed by essays on 'The Feminine in the Book of Proverbs' and 'Wisdom and Theology'.
Author: George Latimer Apperson,Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Category: English language
View: 9459This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.
Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
View: 6589This commentary, a part of the Old Testament Library series, focuses on the book of Proverbs. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
Digested Into a Convenient Method for the Speedy Finding Anyone Upon Occasion; with Short Annotations. Whereunto are Added Local Proverbs with Their Explications, Old Proverbial Rhythmes, Less Known Or Exotic Proverbial Sentences, and Scottish Proverbs
Author: John Ray
Wisdom that Works
Author: Vinita Hampton Wright
Publisher: Shaw Books
View: 4540Words to Live By The world keeps changing, but our most important needs stay the same - our need for work and discipline, for perspective in good and bad times, for the ability to think through our words and actions, and for the practice of integrity, wisdom, and kindness. The sayings collected in the book of Proverbs gave practical handles to these matters thousands of years ago, and their wisdom is still refreshing and helpful today. 12 Studies For Individuals or Groups Fisherman Bible Studyguides offer: -Penetrating questions that generate discussion -Flexible format for group or individual needs -Helpful leader's notes -Emphasis on daily application of Bible truth From the Trade Paperback edition.
Annotated & Explained
Author: Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
View: 7657More than commonplace truisms, the Book of Proverbs is an anthology of teachings designed to help you live with a sense of self-responsibility. Its wisdom, compiled in the seventh century BCE and credited to King Solomon, transcends nationality and politics, addressing instead the individual seeking the true satisfaction and tranquility that comes from living with an honest perception of reality. In this fresh translation of an ancient "how-to," Rami Shapiro unpacks the proverbs, demonstrating how these complex poetic forms are actually straightforward instructions to live simply, without rationalizations and excuses. He shows how unlike almost anything else in the Hebrew Bible, the truths claimed in the Book of Proverbs are testable and verifiable. They force us to examine our lives and how we are living them without the benefit of psychological sophistry and New Age babble: We are either doing good or doing bad; we are either disciplined or lazy; we are either students of wisdom o