... Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book
of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call ...
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The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
... that neither Israel nor the nation is mentioned in all the wisdom literature, and
that man is spoken of thirty-three times in the book of Proverbs alone. ...
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A Condensed Guide for Life
... The precepts of this passage may be said to sum up the teaching of the
whole Book of Proverbs. The essentials of moral character ...
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The Sluggard's Garden
... No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with
the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to ...
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The History of the Psalter
... Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's
best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's ...
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The Afterwards and Our Hope
... The Book of Proverbs seldom looks beyond the limits of the temporal, but now
and then the mists lift and a wider horizon is disclosed. ...
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Monotony and Crises
... it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of
Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the ...
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The Eclipse and Rediscovery of the Old Testament
... In the wisdom literature, and especially in the book of Proverbs, he found many
of those practical truths which he applied to life with new authority and power ...
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A Burning and Shining Lamp.
... and I believe that in every age He has been waiting to illumine the hearts and spirits
of men, reminding us of the expression in the Book of Proverbs"and it ...
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The Upbringing of Jewish Children
... which, if properly studied, would give us the deepest insight into social and family
life under the old dispensation"we mean the book of Proverbs"is so ...
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Smith's Bible DictionaryBook Of Proverbs
The title of this book in Hebrew is taken from its first word, mashal , which originally meant "a comparison." It is sometimes translated parable, sometimes proverb as here. The superscriptions which are affixed to several portions of the book, in chs. (Proverbs 1:1; 10:1; 25:1) attribute the authorship of those portions to Solomon the son of David, king of Israel. With the exception of the last two chapters, which are distinctly assigned to other author it is probable that the statement of the superscriptions is in the main correct, and that the majority of the proverbs contained in the book were uttered or collected by Solomon. Speaking roughly, the book consists of three main divisions, with two appendices:--
- Chs. 1-9 form a connected didactic Wisdom is praised and the youth exhorted to devote himself to her. This portion is preceded by an introduction and title describing the character and general aim of the book.
- Chs. 10-24 with the title "The Proverbs of Solomon," consist of three parts: (Proverbs 10:1-22; Proverbs 10:16) a collection of single proverbs and detached sentences out of the region of moral teaching and worldly prudence; (Proverbs 22:17-24; Proverbs 22:21) a more connected didactic poem, with an introduction, (Proverbs 22:17-22) which contains precepts of righteousness and prudence; (Proverbs 24:23-34) with the inscription "These also belong to the wise," a collection of unconnected maxims, which serve as an appendix to the preceding. Then follows the third division chs. 25-29, which, according to the superscription, professes to be collection of Solomon's proverbs, consisting of single sentences, which the men of the court of Hezekiah copied out. The first appendix, ch. 30, "The words of Agur the son of Jakeh," is a collection of partly proverbial and partly enigmatical sayings; the second, ch. 31, is divided into two parts, "The words of King Lemuel," vs. 1-6, and an alphabetical acrostic in praise of a virtuous woman, which occupies the rest of the chapter. Who was Agur and who was Jakeh, are questions which have been often asked and never satisfactorily answered. All that can be said of the first is that he was an unknown Hebrew sage, the son of an equally unknown Jakeh, and that he lived after the time of Hezekiah. Lemuel, like Agur, is unknown. It is even uncertain whether he is to be regarded as a real personage, or whether the name is merely symbolical. The Proverbs are frequently quoted or alluded to in the New Testament and the canonicity of the book thereby confirmed. The following is a list of the principal passages:-- (Proverbs 1:16) compare Roma 3:10,15 (Proverbs 3:7) compare Roma 12:16 (Proverbs 3:11,12) compare Hebr 12:5,6, see also Reve 3:19 (Proverbs 3:34) compare Jame 4:6 (Proverbs 10:12) compare 1Pet 4:8 (Proverbs 11:31) compare 1Pet 4:18 (Proverbs 17:13) compare Roma 12:17; 1The 5:15; 1Pet 3:9 (Proverbs 17:27) compare Jame 1:19 (Proverbs 20:9) compare 1Joh 1:8 (Proverbs 20:20) compare Matt 15:4; Mark 7:10 (Proverbs 22:8) (LXX.), compare 2Cor 9:7 (Proverbs 25:21,22) compare, Roma 12:20 (Proverbs 26:11) compare, 2Pet 2:22 (Proverbs 27:1) compare, Jame 4:13,14
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