From the previously mentioned volume-
I couldn’t have said it better.
Bernd U. Schipper reads the book of Proverbs within the context of ancient Near Eastern wisdom literature and at the same time as an integral part of the Old Testament. As a work of literature from the Second Temple period, the book of Proverbs takes part in the theological debates of its time over issues such as the significance of the Torah (and particularly the Deuteronomic law) or whether humans are capable of living in accordance with the divine will.
The analysis of ancient Near Eastern parallels gives special attention to textual material that has previously not been applied to the exegesis of the book of Proverbs: the sapiential texts from the Egyptian Late Period (6th–2nd c. B.C.E.).
On the whole, the final form of the book of Proverbs emerges as a text from the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods that can be ascribed to a circle of “scribes” who were well-versed in the scriptures of ancient Israel.
Looks glorious doesn’t it? You’re welcome.
Read it here. #IBelieveHer
Here’s the story. If you bought the theologically inept and stupid book you deserve to be out that money. Get your theology from theologians instead of pulp fiction from now on.
Here’s Matthew Anderson on it-
The poster for Paul, Apostle of Christ shows a steely-eyed Paul (James Faulkner) gazing straight at the viewer. Luke, played by Jim Caviezel, (Jesus in The Passion of the Christ), stands resolutely beside him. Two handsome, sun-beaten white actors with strong noses and strong chins play heroes of the Christian faith. What could possibly be wrong?
In terms of historical accuracy, there’s much wrong. And much at stake. Paul, Apostle of Christ is one of an upsurge in Bible-themed movies that romanticize and distort the past and risk present-day harm. Such films are like soda pop: Sweet, easy to swallow, but harmful as a steady diet.
Etc. Like all Bible movies, this one is worth missing.
The Christian’s vacation: leave Friday, stay gone till the next Saturday. Stay home Sunday. Go back to work Monday. Miss half a month in worship.
The Pastor’s vacation: leave Monday. Have 30 messages by the time you arrive at your vacation. Get calls all week. Return Saturday. Get back to work Sunday. Hear ‘where have you been all week’ from the people who missed half a month. Pound your head in a wall until you die.