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  Torah Class    Old Testament Bible Study for a New Testament Understanding Torah is the Hebrew word for the first 5 books of the Bible and it is the foundation of the Old Testament just as the Old Testament is the foundation of the New. The Old Testament (Tanach) is the Holy Scripture that Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew) taught from, and His Disciples referred to, since there was no New Testament until well after the time of the Apostles that succeeded Him. The Old and New Testaments are inseparable and only when used together do we have a complete, unified, divinely-inspired Bible. Torah Class cross-references the Torah and Old Testament passages with New Testament passages to reveal their seamless continuity.

Some excellent teaching from a Hebrew perspective  Video Messages  

Mishlei – Proverbs Massoretic, Hebrew, Aramaic, JPS, Kaplan texts of Job from the Jewish Publication Society Bible

Proverbs Jewish Encyclopedia

Mishlei Proverbs text with Rashi’s commentary – Complete Jewish Bible

Proverbs – Expositor’s Bible Commentary Notes on Proverbs  Thomas L. Constable  points out that the quality of wisdom that Proverbs presents is much more than the ability to apply knowledge to various situations in life effectively. It also involves submission to the way of God that is the order of life God has revealed as best for men and women.

Contemporary English Version (CEV) (Book of Proverbs) On-Line

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Proverbs  – at Luther Seminary’s Enter the Bible. Study basics about Bible books, people, dates, places.

Proverbs   Wikipedia

Proverbs Walk Thru the Bible

Proverbs  – Geneva Study Bible

Proverbs   – Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Proverbs  – Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

Proverbs – Robert Jamieson’s Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the whole Bible

Proverbs- Scofield Reference Notes

Proverbs- Dr Bob Utley   Audio Files Downloadable

Proverbs- World Wide Study Bible Proverbs- Bible Notes On Proverbs    From the Commentary of St. Hippolytus on Proverbs  


Proverbs an Introduction                      David Malick

An Argument of the Book of Proverbs – Outline                           David Malick

Outline of Proverbs      Robert C. Dunston

Introductory Matters Concerning Proverbs      Robert C. Dunston

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Old Testament Gateway - ydyc.org  Proverbs Bibliography              Ted Hildebrandt       (210 pages)

Introduction to Wisdom Literature                       Bob Utley

Introduction to Hebrew Poetry                 Bob Utley

Introduction to Proverbs                 Tom Hawkins

Reading Proverbs  Reading the Old Testament                  Barry L. Bandstra  introduces helps that are available, and teaches how to read the Old Testament text by modeling the process. His aim is to survey the content of the Old Testament and illustrate how modern discoveries can enrich one’s understanding of the biblical text. Includes comprehensive Study Guides. This is also available as a podcast from Itunes

Proverbs  A text offering an exploration of the wisdom writings of Proverbs by Division of Student Ministry Baptist General Convention of Texas  

Proverbs: An Introduction           John Stek 

Proverbs                 Charles Bridges     A Commentary

Commentary7: Proverbs to Isaiah        Charles Simeon

Resting in God’s Sovereignty  Proverbs 16: 1-4 Link your life to God’s purposes           J. Hampton Keathley III  

The Hebrew Masal          Allen Howard Godbey

Proverbs and Their Lessons             Richard C. Trench

The Translator(s) of the Septuagint of Proverbs                     Johann Cook

Wisdom Literature: Proverbs                           Bob Deffinbaugh

The Ways of the Wise – A Study in Proverbs                          Bob Deffinbaugh 20 lesson series.

Introduction to Proverbs        Anne W Stewart

Ecclesiastes, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Proverbs (Solomon Reflects)               David Colburn

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs (Solomon Builds Temple and Palace and Gathers Great Wealth)                           David Colburn

Wisdom Writings                        Gerald A Larue  looks at Proverbs

The Relationship between God and Man in Proverbs       F. D. Kidner

Formation of Character in the Book of Proverbs           Dave Bland

The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Proverbs          F.F. Bruce  

Wisdom Literature and the Promise Doctrine           David Burdett  

The Book of Proverbs and Ancient Wisdom Literature           Bruce K. Waltke 

The Book of Proverbs and Old Testament Theology               Bruce K. Waltke

The Proverb: an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Biblical Genre           Ted Hildebrandt

Old Testament Wisdom: A Model for Faith-Learning Integration                    Edward M. Curtis

The Relationship of God and Man in Proverbs            F.D. Kidner

Proverbs and Wisdom Books of the Ancient Near East         K. A. Kitchen The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works             Peter J. Williams

The Teaching of Amenemope and its Connection with the Book of Proverbs            John Ruffle

Metaphorical and Literal Readings of Aphorisms in the Book of Proverbs        James A. Loader

Creation, History, and the Ethics of the Book of Proverbs       Ronald W. Duty and Maynard-Wang 

A Rhetorical Perspective on the Sentence Sayings of the Book of Proverbs            Dave Bland

The Innocent Sufferer in the Book of Proverbs              Daniel P. Brocker

Does Proverbs Promise Too Much               Bruce K. Waltke

Guidelines for Understanding and Proclaiming the Book of Proverbs          Greg W. Parsons

“Wise Women” or Wisdom Woman? A Biblical Study of Women’s Roles           M. Moore  

The Fools of the Bible           W.P. Paterson

The Doctrine Of The ‘Two Ways’ In Proverbs          Daniel P. Brocker

The Widow, the Orphan and the Poor in the Old Testament and Extra-Biblical Literature           Richard D. Patterson 

The Rhetoric of the Father: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Father/Son Lectures in Proverbs 1-9.            Glenn D. Pemberton

Regulating ‘Sons’ and ‘Daughters’ in the Torah and in Proverbs: Some Preliminary Insights            Athalya Brenner

A Rejoinder to the Previous Article by Athalya Brenner            Francis Landy  

An Analysis of Proverbs 1:1-7            John E. Johnson

Proverbs 1-9: A Commentary        Michael V. Fox

Proverbs 1-9  as a Solomonic Composition               Andrew Steinmann

The “Foreignness” of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif         Nancy Nam Hoon Tan

Reading Proverbs 3:1-12 in Its Social and Ideological Context          G.T.M. Prinsloo

The (Poetic) Rhetoric of Wisdom in Proverbs 3:1-12        J.H. Potgieter  

Drink Water from Your Own Cistern’: A Literary Study of Proverbs 5:15-23                  Robert B. Chisholm

The Gender and Motives of the Wisdom Teacher in Proverbs 7        Alice Ogden Bellis

The Claims of Wisdom in Proverbs 8:1-36        William C. Davis

White Trash” Wisdom: Proverbs 9 Deconstructed  Mark Sneed  shows how the eroticization of wisdom has a darker and more sinister side. Instead of serving to liberate woman, it reinscribes traditional ideology along the lines of gender, social class, and race. Mark illuminates this ideology and then shows how the wisdom/folly dichotomy, the dominant one in these chapters, deconstructs, with a little prodding, exposing its ultimately tenuous character.

The Structure And Significance Of Prov 9:7-12          Rick W. Byargeon

Proverbial Strings: Cohesion In Proverbs 10           Ted Hildebrandt

Motivation and Antithetic Parallelism in Proverbs 10-15           Theodore A. Hildebrandt

Proverbs 22:6a Train up a child                    Theodore A. Hildebrandt  Careful consideration of lexical and contextual factors suggests that “train up a child in the way he should go” needs to be reexamined.  The verb “to train” really refers to a bestowal of status and responsibility.  The noun translated “child” denotes the status of a late adolescent rather than a child. “In the way he should go” is best understood as “according to what is expected.”  The original intent then of this verse addresses a late adolescent’s entrance into his place in adult society.  This should be done with celebration and encouragement – giving him respect, status and responsibilities commensurate with his position as a young adult.  This reinterpretation necessitates fresh application of the proverb beyond the concerns of childrearing.

Discipline in the Book of Proverbs: ‘To Spank or Not to Spank?’            Paul D. Wagner 

Proverbs 23:7 “To think” or “To serve food”?                   Kenneth Barker

An Analysis of the Structure of Proverbs 28 and 29           Douglas Finkbeiner

The Wife of Noble Character in Proverbs 31:10-31               Tom R. Hawkins

Nature and Grace in the Interpretation of Proverbs 31:10-31              Al Wolters

The Teaching of Proverbs on Work            Greg Herrick

Proverbs and the Idea of Money                 Greg Herrick

The Translator(s) of the Septuagint of Proverbs                    Johann Cook

The Teaching of Amenemope and Its Connection with the Book of Proverbs        John Ruffle

Proverbs and African Christianity Proverbs    Newsletter on African Old Testament Scholarship – “A mosadi reading of Prov 31:10-31”  M. Masenya, “Biblical and African wisdom in Proverbs”   F.W. Golka

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