A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF SOLOMONIC PROVERBS
The book of proverbs lies in the Old Testament. Beautiful and wisely sayings of prophet Solomon Sang of the Songs and Proverbs are considered the masterpieces that reflect the highest rank of poetry and the most influenced sayings. The book of Proverbs consists of seven (7) sections and thirty-one (31) chapters.
The first section (chapter 1-9) consists of sayings of Solomon in which the father or teacher advise his son or students. The second section consists of two parts, the first part (10-14) contrasting the righteous and the wicked, and the second (15-22:16) addressing wise and foolish speech. Verse 22:17 opens ‘the words of the wise’, until verse 24:22, with short moral discourses on various subjects. Verses 24:23-34 ‘also belong to wise’ chapters 25-29 are proverbs of Solomon composed by “the men of “Hezekiah”, contrast the just and the wicked proverbs 30 are ‘The words of Agur’ the last chapter 31 consists of the words of king Lemuel and the proverbs of the ideal wise woman. This article describes the composition of proverbs and throws light on the importance of these golden sayings.
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