BP Notes - Proverbs

BP Notes - Proverbs - The Fear of the Lord shows up often...

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BP Notes Proverbs Introduction to Wisdom Literature Proverbial/Moral Teaching – instructing you how to live Philosophical – why do bad things happen to good people o Job would be good example Most common genre in the ancient world 2500 BC – Pharaoh giving advice on how to rule well Advice from ruler to son to help him Righteous Sufferer – person who did nothing wrong but is suffering Authoer – Solomon – David’s son – asks for wisdom, but is seen as someone who brought native deities into Israel “Great wise-man” The wise – a group within Israel’s society that are like sages Words of Agur son of Jakeh and also teachings of King Lemuel’s mother in Proverbs Book – within the text you can see different authors…not just Solomon Cumulative wisdom – so you really cannot date it, but somewhat dies off after monarchy Things you look at in Proverbs
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Unformatted text preview: The Fear of the Lord shows up often The role of women Worldview Proverbs 31: Management of household: food, clothing, childcare Buys land unusual for women at this time and also sells cloth which is unusual Industrious Charitable Chapter 7 and 8 Wisdom is portrayed as a woman how is it personified? But another woman is there an adulteress or strange woman Sin looks better than anything, but it leads to death Audience is primarily male. Must of this book is from a male perspective Chapter 6 See excurses on page 912 Paralleling Chapter 1 Fear of the Lord Chapter 9:10-11 (Fear-respect, reverence, wonder, awe, parental relationship) Fear because we do not know, but we know because we fear Pg 897 Humility- being aware of your place...
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