Questions about Proverbs Book of Proverbs – Bible Survey……What should we learn from the life of Solomon?……What is wisdom? What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?……What are the seven things God hates?……Do Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5 contradict? How can both verses be true?……What does it mean that iron sharpens iron?……Does the Bible teach that […]

“Why is wisdom referred to as a she in Proverbs?”……In Proverbs 1:20├ö├ç├┤33 and Proverbs 8:1-9:12, wisdom is personified as a woman who has much to offer-including "enduring wealth and prosperity" and "life"-to anyone who would heed her words (Proverbs 8:18, 35).……We will look at Proverbs 8 in particular, since it seems to be a jumping-off […]

“What should we learn from the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31?”……Proverbs is a book based on metaphor. It is packed with word-pictures of universal truths. Throughout Proverbs, wisdom is anthropomorphized as a woman. As early as Proverbs 1:20, wisdom is compared to a woman who shouts in the streets, chastising fools and scoffers. Proverbs 31 […]

Book of Proverbs Author: King Solomon is the principal writer of Proverbs. Solomon’s name appears in 1:1, 10:1, and 25:1. We may also presume Solomon collected and edited proverbs other than his own, for Ecclesiastes 12:9 says, “Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched […]