Author: Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
Author: Roland Murphy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
The 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
Drawn 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.
Explained Through Stories
Author: Mira Balachandran
Publisher: EMERALD PUBLISHERS
Category: Children's stories, Indic (English)
This 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
This 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
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.
Wisdom that Works
Author: Vinita Hampton Wright
Publisher: Shaw Books
Words 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.
Discovering Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern World
Author: Sue Edwards
Publisher: Kregel Publications
In eight weeks, this interactive Bible study for women will show what the proverbs say about daily life, how they apply to modern times, and how they reveal the wisdom of God. Part of the discovery series, this updated edition has been reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use and supplemented with inspirational sidebars and short, 3–5 minute teaching videos. Scan the video QR code with a smart phone or visit the series Web site to watch Sue provide historical and cultural background, teach important truths found in each week’s lesson, or ask thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion.
Author: Ub Narasinga Rao
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
Category: Proverbs, English
With English Equivalents.
Author: Gus Dallas
Publisher: WestBow Press
The book of Proverbs is one of the most informative books of the Bible; however, it is not structurally friendly. Now you can have the vital information contained in this book in a format useful for transforming your mind so that your life will reflect the changes. Use this book in your daily Bible studies and as a tutorial for your children. Once you have been given the knowledge, you can begin following instructions of the Lord. A mans heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Author: Christine Elizabeth Yoder,Christine Roy Yoder
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Examines how the Book of Proverbs shapes moral imagination
Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This 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.
Author: Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.