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Review of James Alfred Loader ‘Proverbs 1–9’ (Historical Commentary on the Old Testament), Peeters Leuven, 2014

Pieter Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 4 | a3385 | DOI: | © 2016 Pieter Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2016 | Published: 19 August 2016

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Pieter Venter, Department of Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Loader’s commentary on Proverbs 1–9 belongs to the category of technical commentaries. It is evaluated in terms of similar commentaries written by scholars who focus on interpreting the original Hebrew text. The design of the commentary, the four essays included in the commentary, and the approach to the text is discussed. A final section deals with Loader’s exposition of Proverbs 8. This section focuses on the problematic Hebrew terms qnh in 8:22 and ‘amon in 8:30 and compares his interpretation with the opinions raised by other scholars in this regard.


Proverbs 1-9; Historical Commentary on the Old Testament; James Alfred Loader


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