Book of Proverbs, one of "ketuvim" ("writings").

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Proverbs VS Ecclesiastes - Polar Opposite Views Of Wisdom?

I've noticed that Proverbs and Ecclesiastes have shockingly differing views of wisdom and knowledge: “Her [wisdom and understanding personified] ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace.” ...
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Who is Wisdom in Proverbs?

In general, Wisdom can be (and is, and was) identified as Jesus. However, there is this verse... Proverbs 8:22 (NLT) 22 "The Lord formed me from the beginning, ...
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Why is Lust a sin in Matthew, but praised in Proverbs?

Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew [paraphrasing] "if you look at a woman and lust for her, you have already sinned in your heart." In proverbs, they say, [again, paraphrasing] "let her [the ...
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Proverbs 14:4 - What does this mean?

Proverbs 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. I've been reading proverbs lately, but I haven't been able to understand ...
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How are Proverbs 26:4 and Proverbs 26:5 reconciled?

Proverbs 26:4-5 (NLT) 4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools,       or you will become as foolish as they are. 5 Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of ...
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Does the Bible condone bribery?

Proverbs 21:14 (NLT) "A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury." Reading this scripture it would seem to indicate that the Bible supports (at the very least some form ...
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Who were Agur and Lemuel?

The book of Proverbs lists different authors. Some are given names (Like Solomon - Proverbs 1:1) while some have no names like "Sayings of the Wise (Proverbs 22:17, 24:23). We also read in Proverbs ...
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What is being said in Proverbs 25:2

Proverbs 25:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. I came across this today on this site when I found the ...
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For whom did Solomon write the proverbs?

Is there anything in Scripture or Hebrew historical documents that says for whom the proverbs were written? Did Solomon expect his sons to read them or were they for the people of Israel? Please ...
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Proverbs 1:14 compared to John 13:29

Proverbs 1:14 says Throw in your lot with us, we shall all have one purse but John 13:29 says Judas had the common purse. Surely Jesus would not have allowed a common purse among the disciples ...