2009-02-27-Proverbs - Page 1 of 7 OT Chad Eggleton...

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Page 1 of 7 OT Feb 27, 2009 Chad Eggleton Proverbs “Anything worth having is hard to get” “It’s not a maintenance-free world” God helps those who help themselves To whom much is given, much is required You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy Closed mouths don’t get fed. A family that prays together stays together. Water can be lacking next to big pots When someone shows you their true self, believe them. Let your Where there are broken nests there are few whole eggs. If you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance. Gold is still gold, even if you find it in your own backyard. Haitian: The gate you hate is where the sun will set. As long as your head is not cut off, you can always hope to wear a hat. Congo: The man who has bread does not appreciate the famine. The friends of our friends are our friends
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Page 2 of 7 Hispanic: At the home of blacksmith, they have only wooden knives. Chad’s proverb: Farmer MacGreggor in Peter Rabbit: Pride goeth before the fall. New car, “pride goeth before a fall”; got into Duke “pride goeth before the fall.” First of all, it is Prov 16:18 Tells us soemting about how Proverbs function. They often come from and they often speak to a family context. Proverbs 1-9 Instruction from a Father to a Son Proverbs comes from an elite social setting, scribes. Less than 10% can read or write, maybe even 5%. Pleins talks about that it comes from an elite scribal setting. J. David Pleins talks about the debate of those who say it comes from the literati, versus those who say it comes from the family farm. Chad suggests that it’s a false dictomy. The Sentential literature, Prov 10-29 that might have come out of an oral context, and out of a familial place. And it needed to be collected and written down. So the elites are the ones who come and collect and write down. We can think of different moments in the literature. Big picture:
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course OT 12 taught by Professor Ellendavis during the Spring '09 term at Duke.

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