The Proverbs: An Introduction and Commentary

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InterVarsity Press, 1964 - Religion - 192 pages
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Proverbs--a book full of wisdom--and yet a book demanding all one's wisdom to understand.Derek Kidner not only has provided a running commentary on the whole of Proverbs but has also included two helpful study aids. The first is a set of subject guides that pull together teaching scattered throughout the book. The second is a short concordance that helps locate lost sayings (in territory notoriously hard to search) and encourages further subject studies.In short, this volume is a wise person's guide to wisdom.

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Derek Kidner does scholarly yet readable commentary on Proverbs [and on various other books]. I preach every Sunday and use Kidner to study every time he has a commentary written. My prayer is that God will continue to give him life, wisdom and the ability to write great commentaries. Kidner is my top choice of a few great Old Testament scholars who have written commentators. 



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The works of Derek Kidner (MA, Christ's College, Cambridge) are full of the marks of both professor and pastor with his evenhanded scholarship as well as his devotional insight. These qualities have made his commentaries in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and The Bible Speaks Today series some of the most beloved and popular of recent decades. Kidner had a long career in both the church and the academy in England. He studied at Cambridge University and then served in the ministry for several years before becoming a senior tutor at Oak Hill Theological College. Kidner began his writing career while serving as warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge from 1964 to 1978, publishing his ninth and final book, The Message of Jeremiah, in 1987.

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