Item description for Hear, My Son: Teaching and Learning in Proverbs 1-9 (New Studies in Biblical Theology) by Daniel J. Estes...
Overview This series addresses key issues in the discipline of biblical theology. Each of the contributions to the series focuses on one or more of three areas: the nature and status of biblical writer or book, and the delineation of a theme across all or part of the Bible. Scholarly yet uncluttered with untranslitered Greek and Hebrew, these volumes avoid technical jargon, interact with the best of the current relevent literature, and -above all- provide clear and creative insights that help thinking Christians better understand the Bible.
Publishers Description Even a cursory reading of the book of Proverbs reveals that it is dominated by the subject of education, or personal formation. The voice of the teacher addressing his pupils resounds from its pages. A wide array of topics is presented, and frequent exhortations challenge the learner to hear and heed the teacher's instruction. This material, however, comes for the most part without recognizable order or sequence. Much of Proverbs consists of apparently random collections of maxims. As readers, we see many individual pieces, but the puzzle as a whole remains unclear. In Hear, My Son, Daniel J. Estes synthesizes the teachings of the first nine chapters of Proverbs into a systematic statement of the theory of education and personal formation that lies behind the text. Working from the Hebrew text and building upon an extensive analysis of exegetical works, Estes organizes his study of Proverbs 1--9 into seven categories typical of pedagogical discussion: worldview, values for education, goals for education, curriculum for education, the process of instruction, the role of the teacher, and the role of the learner. His work agrees with but also transcends the original purpose of the text by revealing the foundational theory of intellectual and moral formation embedded in this important section of Scripure. It also has valuable things to say about constructing a bibilically informed philosophy of education today.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher IVP Academic
Series New Studies in Biblical Theology
Series Number 4
ISBN 0830826041 ISBN13 9780830826049
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More About Daniel J. Estes
Daniel J. Estes (PhD, University of Cambridge) is distinguished professor of Bible at Cedarville University and the author of Hear, My Son: Teaching and Learning in Proverbs 1-9. SERIES GENERAL EDITORS Mark L. Strauss (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, including How to Read the Bible in Changing Times and Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Survey of the Old Testament, Old Testament Today, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.
Daniel J. Estes currently resides in the state of Ohio. Daniel J. Estes was born in 1953.
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