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


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



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.


New International Version (NIV) (Book of Proverbs) On-Line


New English Translation (NET) (Book of Proverbs) On-Line


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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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 Prelimanry 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


Comparisson of Amenemopet and Proverbs 22:17-24.22                       Stephen Wiggins


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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