Proverbs 1-9 is an extended address on the value of wisdom from a father or elder teacher to a son or student that introduces the wisdom sayings of the remainder of Proverbs. In Hear, My Son: Teaching & Learning in Proverbs 1-9, Daniel J. Estes has taken a novel approach to this literature and written a monograph exploring the philosophy and practice of teaching and learning reflected in this instruction given in these chapters. It is part ofÂ New Studies in Biblical TheologyÂ (InterVarsity Press)Â series of monographs.
That may sound like dry, stodgy stuff but what Estes does is outline in a very straightforward fashion what we might learn from these texts about teaching and learning. The book is not an exposition of Proverbs 1-9 but rather a study of this discourse through the lens of what it teaches about education. [Read more…] about Book Review: Hear, My Son