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05 September, 2015

Search The Scriptures —Study 0 — Introduction to Proverbs

Study 0 From The Book of Proverbs Is: Introduction

Proverbs 1:7 provides the key to the book and to the whole of the Wisdom Literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes). It all starts from the creed of one God—Jehovah, or the Lord—and wisdom is to know and do His will. The term ‘proverb’ has the double meaning of a short parable and a pithy saying.

The proverbs are all intensely practical, covering the human race and the whole of its activity, aiming at giving ‘knowledge and discretion’, or the building up of the ‘perfect man’ by fixing truth in the memory.  As expressing eternal spiritual principles many of them can receive their full meaning only when applied to the believer in Christ.