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.
This research is part of the
project, ‘Old Testament
and Qumran Texts Studies’
directed by Prof. Pieter
Venter, Emeritus Professor,
Department of Old Testament
Studies, Faculty of Theology,
University of Pretoria.