Comprising six sections of collected wisdom sayings, the book of Proverbs is a challenging read. Many of the sayings are attributed to King Solomon, and others to anonymous sages. In some sections the sayings seem better connected thematically than those in others. With so much variety, studying this book can lead to frustration.The author of this latest NBBC, John Hartley, has provided excellent guidance to help readers mine the riches of this valuable biblical book. Helpful overviews containing important topics and themes introduce major sections. Headings assist in identifying the topics of individual sayings. These features combined with the scholarly expertise that the author brings to the text make this commentary an essential resource for any library. Through this expert guidance, each proverb can fulfill its intention of beinga word of wisdom for contemplation and reflection.Engaging, perceptive, and academically thorough, the New Beacon Bible Commentary will expand your understanding and deepen your appreciation of the meaning and message of each book of the Bible.Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, this indispensable commentary provides pastors, professional scholars, teachers, and Bible students with a crtical, relevant, and inspiring interpretation of the Word of God in the 21st century.