This is a draft of the verbatim transcript from Proverbs Corps Teachings. (This is for someone desiring to know the exact words spoken. In this regard, a verbatim transcript differs from an edited transcript. While an edited transcript will make grammatical corrections and possibly minor changes commonly applied when converting the spoken word to the written one for the sake of readability, the verbatim transcript does not incorporate such changes.)
The class began October 7, 1981 and was completed on June 9, 1982.
A background for the Book of Proverbs is shared so we can see how it fits in the scope of the rest of the Old Testament and the whole Word. The Book of Proverbs itself, going into the opening verses in order to understand exactly what the purpose and function of Proverbs is, how it was used in Old Testament times. And once we get through the background and the introduction, then we're going to cover difficult verses. We're not going to take Proverbs and go all the way through it like we've done with the Book of Ephesians or like we are doing in Ephesians. We're going to select those verses that are difficult to understand or there's problems in translation and of course, if something doesn't fit, it has to be in one of those two categories. And a lot of the problems result from a lack of understanding the culture. And in the Old Testament you have a lot more Eastern culture than you do even in the New Testament because, there was somewhat of a Greek and Roman influence in the New Testament like you saw in the Book of Ephesians 1:5.
Format: Digitized Draft
Publication Date: 10-07-1981
See Proverbs Corps Teachings edited transcript.
Walter J. Cummins graduated from the Power for Abundant Class in 1962.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio State University in 1968 and his Master of Education degree in Secondary School Administration in 1978 from Wright State University.
He was ordained to the Christian by The Way International in 1968. He has studied at The Way International under Victor Paul Wierwille and K.C.Pillai. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was director of the Research department of the Way International and served as assistant to the president.