Proverbs inculcates God’s wisdom through didactic sayings that teach prudence and discretion for the life of faith, which is contrasted to the foolish ways of the world. Some sections of Proverbs are connected thematically while others feature short, pithy aphorisms that challenge the interpreter. Dr. Steinmann, a seasoned scholar and prolific author, meticulously analyzes the individual proverbs within their larger contexts, tracing the recurring themes, motifs, and patterns within the complex literary structure of the book as a whole. He painstakingly explains the historical setting, authorship, and composition of the proverbs that have been collected to form this book of Scripture. This treasury of divine knowledge reveals God the Son, who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” Through faith in him, God endows us with insight and guidance on the path of everlasting salvation.
Dr. Andrew E. Steinmann is Professor of Theology and Hebrew, as well as University Marshal, at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. He studied at the University of Cincinnati (B.S.), Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana (M.Div.), and the University of Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies.