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Series Foreword
Author’s Preface
Introduction to the Book of Proverbs
A Book of Poems
A Book About Wisdom
A Manual for Educating Young Men
Two Editions: Solomon and Hezekiah
The Hezekiah Edition of Proverbs
Purpose and Design of the Hezekiah Edition
Why the Gender-Specific Focus
The Book of Proverbs in the Life of the Church
A Note About Translations
Revelation and Reason
Reason and Revelation
Parents as Teachers of Wisdom
Youth and Violence
“Wisdom” Interprets the Times
Wisdom “Will Save You from the Adulteress”
Relying on God’s Wisdom
The God of Wisdom
Thinking About the Decalogue
The “Voice” of a Certain Kind of Father
“All Her Paths Are Peace”
Honoring the Lord with Your Wealth
The Supremacy of Wisdom
The Heart as the “Wellspring of Life”
Proverbs and the Arts and Sciences
“Above All Else, Guard Your Heart”
Ancient Wisdom on Monogamous Marriage
Faithfulness in Marriage
Marriage in the Bible
Marriage Today
Wisdom in Proverbs in Biblical Tradition (Revisited)
Wisdom in Proverbs in the Church Today (Revisited)
The Possibilities and Limits of Wisdom
Wisdom: What It Is, Its Value, and How to Get It
Knowledge-Based Wisdom in Proverbs and Genesis
Truth and Consequences
Nationhood: Kings, Courts of Law, Civil Servants
Creating a Just Society and World
Speech: Tongue, Lips, Mouth and Words
Speaking the Truth in Love
Let Your “Yes” Be “Yes”
Jesus on the Subject of “Whispering”
Taming the Tongue
Dealing with “Whispering”
Do Not Swear at All
Family: Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children
“He Who Finds a Wife Finds What Is Good” (18:22)
Parents and Children
Family Values
Educating Children
What Kind of Discipline Should Be Used?
Economics: Wealth and Poverty
Economic Reforms
Economic Reforms in the Teachings of Jesus
Wealth and Poverty in the Church
Poverty and Wealth in the World
The Church and Bribery
Personal Relations
Friendship in the Believers Churches
Matters of the Heart
Conflicted and Transformed Hearts
Cure of Souls Through the Centuries
Knowledge of the Holy One
The Birth of Ethical Monotheism
Godly Wisdom in the Bible
A Journey into Immediacy with God
Meister Eckhart: “To Take God Evenly in All Things”
Implementing Justice
Becoming Responsible, God-Fearing, Law-Abiding Citizens
Egypt and the Bible
Teaching These Values Today
Proverbs and Jesus
Cultivating Civic and Domestic Virtues
Secular Wisdom
Metaphorical Truth
The Bible on Treating Enemies Humanely
The Church Treating Enemies Humanely
The State Treating Enemies Humanely
The Universality of Wisdom
God’s Kingdom
The Need for Divine Revelation
Nation Building
A Man’s Pride Brings Him Low
Agur and Jesus
Bearing Witness to the Holy One in a Scientific Age
Two Portraits of Women
“Charm Is Deceptive, and Beauty Is Fleeting” (31:30)
A Mother’s Advice for Her Son About Women and Beer
Caring for the Sick and Dying
Finding a Wife and Building a Home—Then and Now
Outline of Proverbs
Bibliography of Works Cited
Selected Resources
Index of Ancient Sources
The Author
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