- Old Testament
Book of Proverbs
Authorship and Origin:
This book whch is frequently called 'The book of wise sayings', is attributed to Solomon (970-930 B.C..). Books of this type were common in the ancient world as collections of the sayings of esteemed rulers. While Solomon wrote most of the proverbs, others were added to his basic collection at various times, and the book probably took it's present form during the time
of Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.) as suggested by verse 25:1.
Overview and Significant sections
The collection of sayings is designed to guide the reader's daily choices and covers many topics including interpersonal relationships and attitudes toward work. Proverbs can be used
by believers today in many helpful ways. Often it is read until a significant thought is prominent, or a chapter at a time seeking a new principle to apply to the current day or week.
It can also be studied for wisdom on a single topic.
- The Praise of Wisdom
- Solomon's proverbs (a subset of the 3000 (2 Chron. 9:1-24))
- Collected sayings not attributed to any particular author.
- More proverbs of Solomon, probably collected by Hezekiah's scribes.
- The sayings of Agur.
- The sayings of King Lemuel
For more detailed study:
Read Chapter 1.
(the entire book is available starting here.)
The Concise Matthew Henry Commentary
on this book.
introduction of this book.
the World Wide Study Bible
has Dictionary, Commentary, Scripture and sermons available
on this book.