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The Book of Proverbs, in Bridges' view, 'is not generally estimated at its just value'. The author ofThe Christian Ministrydoes not favour a purely technical study of the text, but gives a homiletical and practical treatment. 'The best work on the Proverbs', was C.H. Spurgeon's verdict on this commentary. 'Whilst explaining the passage in hand, he sets other portions of th ...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Banner of Truth
(first published 1968)
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A gold mine of practical wisdom, this 646 page commentary on the Old Testament book of Proverbs is probably the best one ever written. Charles Bridges (1794-1869), an English pastor, published the first edition of this work in 1846. Written in an era when men could think without being plagued by a thousand noisy distractions and devices, the careful reader will find here a wealth of helpful advice, warnings well worth heeding, quotations from long forgotten books and scholarly preachers, pithy s ...more
For the many who are in the practice of reading one chapter of proverbs each day of the month, this volume is an excellent companion. Full of valuable cross-references and gospel-informed insights, Bridges has provided a commentary valuable to the academic, the pastor and the flock, alike. Perhaps the greatest insight I gleaned was in how Bridges saw the Proverbs not as "spiritual tic-tacs" (as my college professor would remark), but as a valuable part of God's inspired Word for the instruction ...more
This is one of the best commentaries I have ever read. The author is very good about using biblical principles to help the reader gain greater understanding of a passage. It forces one to think deeply about scripture and its implications for the heart. It will also improve one’s vocabulary!
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