Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Life: Studies in Proverbs

Speaker(s): Bruce Waltke, V. Phil Long
Date: May 2003
Length: 11h8min
Product ID: RGDL3303S

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This course, offered during Spring School 2003, aims to introduce the student to the Book of Proverbs and to apply the book's wisdom to specific areas of life. The introduction will consider among other things the sage's epistemology; a definition of his terms "wisdom," "fear of the Lord," "Woman Wisdom," and his theory of religious education.

The course will also consider the book's structure, its doctrine of health, wealth, and prosperity, and its connection to the wisdom of Jesus Christ. The book's wisdom will be specifically applied to communication/speech, wealth/money, marriage/husband and wife, parenting, and friendship. Lectures include:

  • Introduction to the Book of Proverbs - Phil Long
  • Collection I - Parental Education: Learning the Basics - Phil Long
  • Collection I - Parental Education: Learning the Basics - Bruce Waltke
  • Collection II - Formal Education: Solomon's Main Collection - Bruce Waltke
  • Collection III-V - Continuing Education: More Solomonic Wisdom - Phil Long
  • Collection VI - The Fruit of Wisdom: A Godly Character - Bruce Waltke

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Bruce Waltke is Professor Emeritus in Old Testament Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Genesis: A Commentary, Creation and Chaos, Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and commentaries on Micah. He also served on the translation committee of the NIV Bible.

V. Philips Long is Professor of Old Testament at Regent College. Previously he taught at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and Freie Theologische Akademie in Germany. His book publications include The Reign and Rejection of King Saul: A Case for Literary and Theological Coherence, The Art of Biblical History, and the co-authored work (with Iain Provan and Tremper Longman III) A Biblical History of Israel. He has contributed commentary notes for the ESV Study Bible (Joshua) and the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible (1-2 Samuel) and has served on several translation projects.

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