4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2009
Attempts to write a good commentary on the book of Proverbs has not produced many books (with a few exceptions - like Derek Kidner's book or Michael Fox's). But I found this book very well written and helpful. It combines a good balance of the academic rigour, a plentiful of references to show the original meanings of the words and concepts in Hebrew (which gives a different perspective what that might have meant to the hearers and readers in old days and in that culture), and application for today's readers. It can stimulate both your heart and mind and soul (if you believe in their division).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Waltke gives the usual NICOT overview on the book, the author & sets it in time. He then with obsessive attention to detail comments on every verse. The two volumes represent the finest academic work on this difficult area of scripture and deliver information in context that a Masters student or a Pastor would want. I commend both volumes of this work to you.