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3/14/08 “Wisdom Literature” Proverbs is traditionally believed to have been written by Solomon. Proverbial/moral teachings that instruct you how to live. Philosophical reflections that ask big questions (Job, why suffering?) “Instruction of Amenemope” 2500 BC, an Egyptian pharaoh is recorded to have given his son guidance. “You have to be eloquent, guard against rust.” This is reflected in David’s writings 1500 years later. How does Israel’s belief in wisdom reflect in Yahweh as God? Solomon stands as the great wise man of Israel’s tradition who received his wisdom from Yahweh. Yahweh commended Solomon for his choice of desire to be wisdom. Proverbs 22,24,25,30, and 31 show different writers of the book. Important aspects from Proverbs: “The fear of the Lord”. Women Worldview The Proverbs 31 woman: Strong, manages household, clothing, childbearing, land-buying, owns
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Unformatted text preview: clothes business. She is industrious, charitable, and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 6:6-11: Compared to chapter 31, Chapter 6 tells the impoverished to quit being lazy. Chapter 31 pities the poor. Proverbs 7 and 8: There are 2 women; a wise and a strange one. Prostitution is used here as a metaphor because sin pleases all the senses (sight, smell, feel). Sin is attractive and fools people like an adulterous fools a man. The fact that women are used in this book tells us that the book was written to a predominantly male audience. Proverbs is not entirely positive or negative towards women. The Fear of the Lord Proverbs 15:33; 9:10, 11 The fear of the Lord is respect, awe, knowing that you do not know everything. It puts you into the right humility-filled place to learn from God....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BP 101 taught by Professor Mcginnis during the Spring '08 term at Samford.

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