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Mobile Ed: OT348 Book Study: Proverbs (6 hour course)

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Tremper Longman opens up the book of Proverbs with this comprehensive study. Longman gives a big picture view of Proverbs, discussing critical ANE background texts, the nature of wisdom, the identification of Woman Wisdom, how to read proverbs Christologically, and the different types of proverbs and teaching found in the book. He includes a helpful comparison with two other Old Testament Wisdom books, Job and Ecclesiastes.


For more lectures from Tremper Longman, see Mobile Ed: OT306 Book Study: Exodus (10 hour course).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Define wisdom according to the book of Proverbs
  • Explain the importance of right timing in the application of proverbs
  • Breakdown the anatomy of both wise and foolish words
  • Discuss the relevant ANE wisdom texts
  • Articulate the relationship of Jesus to Woman Wisdom
  • Outline the structure of Proverbs and explain why it is so crucial to understand

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Proverbs

  • Structure
  • What Does the Preface Convey?
  • What Does the Book Teach?
  • Who Wrote the Book?

Unit 2: Proverbs and ANE Literature

  • The Ancient Perspective
  • Mesopotamian Wisdom
  • Egyptian Instructions
  • Father-Son Connections
  • Amenemope and Proverbs
  • Wisdom Themes
  • Implications

Unit 3: The Nature of Wisdom

  • To Whom Is Proverbs Written?
  • Wisdom’s Ethical and Theological Dimensions
  • Who Is Woman Wisdom?
  • Woman-Wisdom in Proverbs 8
  • The Choice of Women
  • With Whom to Dine?
  • Jesus: Epitome of God’s Wisdom 1
  • Jesus: Epitome of God’s Wisdom 1
  • Jesus and Woman Wisdom
  • Associated Not Identified
  • Reading Proverbs Christotelically

Unit 4: Proverbs 10-31

  • Overview
  • Secular or Theological Wisdom?
  • How to Read a Proverb
  • What Is a Proverb?
  • Examples of Parallelism
  • Better-Than Proverbs and Numbers
  • How Imagery Works
  • Other Literary Devices
  • The Question of Truth and Promise
  • Always True?
  • Timing Is Everything
  • How to Know the Right Time
  • Ultimately Revelation
  • Proverbs Do Not Make Promises

Unit 5: Reading Proverbs Canonically

  • Overview
  • Job and Proverb’s Wise Man
  • Job’s Complaint
  • You Sin, You Suffer
  • Job’s Argument
  • Elihu’s Argument
  • God’s Argument
  • Ecclesiastes: Two Speakers
  • Life and Death
  • Ultimate Meaning
  • The Frame Narrator
  • Implications for Reading Proverbs

Unit 6: The Organization of Proverbs 10-31

  • Overview
  • Reading Proverbs Topically
  • Anatomy of Foolish Speech
  • Anatomy of Wise Speech
  • Consequences and James


  • Conclusion to the Course

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About Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 25 books, including commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, and Nahum. His books have been translated into 17 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Holman Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Longman and his wife, Alice, have three sons and two granddaughters.

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