Criswell Theological Review
“If the serious students of Proverbs had to choose only one resource on the book of Proverbs, he would be wise to choose this magnificent commentary by Bruce K. Waltke.”
“The best overall commentary on Proverbs available at this time. Its two volumes greatly enrich our understanding of an important biblical book.”
“Waltke does a monumental job…in resurrecting the Book of Proverbs and wisdom generally to its rightful place in the exegetical and theological heritage of the church.”
Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Here is Bruce Waltke’s long-awaited full-scale commentary on Proverbs, a biblical book that has generated an unusual amount of interest in recent years. . . . Waltke’s learned and wide-ranging commentary reminds us why his judgments are valued and taken seriously by lay readers and scholars alike: his work displays a mastery of Biblical Hebrew, a deep knowledge of ancient Near Eastern literature, a serious interchange with others, and an admirable devotion to Proverbs as the word of God to the church.
Having thought long and deeply about Proverbs, Bruce Waltke offers a wonderful guide through the book, elucidating many problems and showing how skillfully the work was composed. He explains each verse with care and authority, dealing with details of the Hebrew but giving pride of place to exegesis and exposition. . . . Here is a realistic, wise, and godly commentary, better than Keil and Delitzsch for the twenty-first century.
Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Bruce Waltke’s Book of Proverbs is destined to become the outstanding commentary on this book of the Bible. . . . For all who are bored with the apparent “stuffiness” of religion and theology, the analysis of life and living as taught here will restore a good dose of realism all over again.
Tremper Longman III
Meticulous, insightful, illuminating, erudite, devotional, rich, thoughtful, and wise. All of these words describe this important commentary. . . . Everyone who seriously studies Proverbs needs to read this work.
Raymond C. Van Leeuwen
Waltke brings to bear a lifetime of learning and expertise as a world authority on Hebrew grammar. His theological approach is conservative evangelical and intended to serve the Christian pulpit and laity.