Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: George Latimer Apperson,Martin H. Manser

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840223118

Category: English language

Page: 643

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This 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.
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GERMAN PROVERBS

Author: TONI YUNANTO

Publisher: BLACK WHITE

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 46

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GERMAN PROVERBS is a highly recommended book to enhance your knowledge in German language, especially towards proverbs mastery.
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Proverbs

A Handbook

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198734905

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 815

This 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.
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Proverbs

Arranged in Alphabetical Order ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Proverbs

Page: 280

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The Book of the Proverbs

A Survey of Modern Study

Author: Roger Norman Whybray

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103740

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This 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.
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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries | Proverbs

Author: Christine Elizabeth Yoder,Christine Roy Yoder

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426700016

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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Examines how the Book of Proverbs shapes moral imagination
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The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 1-15

Author: Bruce K. Waltke

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825452

Category: Religion

Page: 693

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Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come. Written by eminent Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life. A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature." Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, pastors, Bible students, and general readers alike.
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How to Read Proverbs

Author: Tremper Longman III

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875610

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. Everyday we make choices on the path of life. Proverbs are memorable capsules of wisdom, chiseled in words and polished through use by those who have traveled that path ahead of us. But the proverbs of the Bible make a greater claim than "a penny saved is a penny earned." They are woven into the web of divine revelation, rooted in the "fear of the Lord" that is the beginning of wisdom. While many proverbs speak to us directly, we can gain much greater insight by studying the book of Proverbs as a whole, understanding its relationship to ancient non-Israelite wisdom and listening to its conversation with the other great voices of wisdom in Scripture--Job and Ecclesiastes. In How to Read Proverbs Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading and studying, understanding and savoring the Proverbs for all their wisdom. Most important for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Christ is the climax and embodiment of wisdom.
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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

Author: J. Robert Wright,Thomas C. Oden

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830814794

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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Editor J. Robert Wright presents commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, showcasing response by the early church fathers to what they judged to be the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ.
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Proverbs

Author: Leo G. Perdue

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664237486

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Proverbs–Isaiah

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310590582

Category: Religion

Page: 864

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This is a completely revised edition of Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary. This revised commentary has undergone substantial revisions that keep pace with current evangelical scholarship and resources. Just as its previous edition, it offers a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of the gospel, this ten-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. Its fifty-six contributors—thirty of them are new—represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.As before, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary features full NIV text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. In addition to its exposition, each book of the Bible has an introduction, outline, and an updated bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.
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Preaching Proverbs

Wisdom for the Pulpit

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256531

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Alyce McKenzie offers preachers an effective way to reclaim proverbs in preaching. She corrects popular misconceptions about the nature of proverbs, highlights their usefulness in contemporary situations, and demonstrates their ability to confirm (or subvert) the status quo. Six sermons are provided to illustrate proverbs at work in dealing with contemporary concerns.
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The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Martin H. Manser

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816066736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 499

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Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.
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Japanese Proverbs and Sayings

Author: Daniel Crump Buchanan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806110820

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

View: 6936

Collection of 2,500 maxims and adages, selected as illustrative of Japanese thought, giving transliterations of Japanese originals as well an English parallels.
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The Politics of Proverbs

From Traditional Wisdom to Proverbial Stereotypes

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299154547

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Proverbs, though anonymous, speak with great authority, and politicians from classical to modern times have deployed them effectively in their rhetoric. In looking at political proverbs in the twentieth century, Wolfgang Mieder--the leading expert on proverbs today--offers proof of the power of these bits of borrowed wisdom to serve any master or any purpose, for good or ill. Mieder first singles out Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, in which the Führer used proverbs to advocate the deadly goals of Nazism. Pitted against Hitler's rhetoric is that of Winston Churchill, who was, Mieder demonstrates, as gifted with the proverb as any leader in this century. He moves next to America and Harry S. Truman, whose proverbial plain English won him the trust of the people. The politics of the Cold War made ample use of proverbs as well, a trend Mieder illustrates through cartoons and caricatures of the time. He also traces the origin, history, meaning, and use of two proverbial slurs, one against Native Americans ("The only good Indian is a dead Indian") and the other against Asian Americans ("No tickee, no washee.") The Politics of Proverbs offers a historical view, but also shows that new proverbs are continually coined and passed into common parlance, and old proverbs are updated to suit modern situations. Mieder's lively and instructive examples show how anyone, whether on the political grandstand or the back porch, can exploit the supposed wisdom of proverbs to justify his or her opinions and actions. By exposing the use and function of the proverb in political rhetoric, this book alerts readers to the possibilities and dangers--and the expressive power--of these not so quaint sayings.
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A Collection of English Proverbs

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Proverbs

Page: 296

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A Dictionary of Mexican American Proverbs

Author: Mark Glazer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313253850

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 7168

This is the first annotated dictionary of Chicano proverbs to be published, and the first to use standard folklore methodology. It is the result of a study of Mexican American folklore and folklife in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a major area of demographic and cultural concentration. Often called the wisdom of the folk, proverbs are perceived as traditional sayings with roots in oral folklore, and as such are considered useful as a way of making a potentially profound and culturally appropriate statement in a common but difficult human situation.
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