1st Quarter 2015: Proverbs

In This Quarter...

While many books of the Bible are filled with deep spiritual and theological truths, the book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living.

Brief, well-balanced, poetic, salty, and often humorous, the proverbs are universal, are easy to memorize, and make their points well, sometimes even more efficiently than do eloquent speeches and rigorous argumentation.

Yet the book of Proverbs is the Word of God, because it was under divine inspiration that the authors pulled their materials together. Although God is rarely explicitly mentioned in the texts, He is always present: wherever we are in the marketplace, or as we speak, eat, drink, work, buy, sell, socialize, and love, the Lord is there. The God of Proverbs is not just the God of a religious person, whether a priest or a worshiper in the pew. Godliness is here put into working clothes.

Proverbs is deep and rich, and it deals with many topics. Given the limitations of space, we’ve had to pick and choose which material we could cover. We can’t cover it all, but all that we have is, indeed, worthy of our prayerful study.

Jacques B. Doukhan is professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis and director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. A French citizen (born in Algeria), Doukhan has a doctorate in Hebrew from the University of Strasbourg and a doctor of theology degree from Andrews University.

Obtain and read PDF lessons here or as HTML web pages on SSnet.org 


1st Quarter 2015: Proverbs podcast >>
Lesson Title Webcast Video Audio Notes
1 - The Call of Wisdom (jan 3)
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2 - From Ears to Feet (jan 10)
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3 - A Matter of Life and Death (jan 17)
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4 - Divine Wisdom (jan 24)
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5 - The Blessings of the Righteous (jan 31)
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6 - What You Get Is Not What You See (feb 7)
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7 - Dealing with Fights (feb 14)
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8 - Words of Wisdom (feb 21)
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9 - Words of Truth (feb 28)
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10 - Behind the Mask (mar 7)
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11 - Living by Faith (mar 14)
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12 - The Humility of the Wise (mar 21)
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13 - Women and Wine (mar 28)
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