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    Class C Proverbs

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    Authorship and Date Throughout the Book of Proverbs, comprised mostly of parables and poetry, one can truly comprehend the wisdom God gave to his people. In the beginning of Proverbs, readers are introduced to “Proverbs of Solomon son of David, King of Israel.” (Estes 213) This gives the initial impression that King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, however, scholars discovered that it was in Jewish tradition that the book was edited by “the men of Hezekiah” (Estes 213). Many academics have come to the conclusion that King Solomon may not have be the sole author of the book of Proverbs. They believe that Proverbs is a collection of stories with many contributions from King Solomon. As for the other authors, many of them are unknown, but that they resemble a similar type to King Solomon.…

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    Proverbs is one of the books, in the Bible, that teaches Hebrew wisdom. Furthermore, it helps explain the teaching of wisdom in regards to marriage, family, relationships and many other things. It says, in The Essence of the OldTestament: A Survey, (2012), that “it is important to remember that the consistent thematic emphasis throughout the book of Proverbs is the praise of wisdom in all of its manifestations” (Hindson & Yates, 2012). Now, it is important to note that the book of Proverbs…

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    How To Read Proverbs

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    In this paper I am going to be answering the questions in the book How to Read Proverbs. The two questions that I will be answering are questions one and four. Are you convinced that there are true parallels between proverbs and the literature of the ancient Near East? Do you think the fact that God utilized the cultural and literary forms of the surrounding nations has any bearing on your witness in the world? I think by God using the surrounding nations cultural and literary forms shows that…

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    The Instruction of Amenemope as well as the book of Proverbs both address wisdom, moreover, they serve as an instruction on everyday life (Tullock & McEntire, 2012). It is believed by several scholars that the Instruction of Amenemope influenced the book of Provides due to the Egyptian wife of Solomon. The knowledge of the Amenemope by Solomon’s chief wife could have played an important role in the development of Israelite wisdom. There are others who would argue the wisdom God blessed Solomon…

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    Proverbs Vs. Solomon Essay

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    wiser than Solomon. Throughout the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Solomon shares much about the benefits of being diligent and the detriment of being lazy or as described in the King James Version of the bible, a sluggard. A person who acts with diligence is one who puts forth “constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; and is persistent in exertion of body and mind.” (Dictionary.com).The person who demonstrates a lazy character is define as, one who is “averse or…

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    duty. 2.3.2 On the Aspect of Friendship and Love Do as you would be done by.你愿意别人怎么待你,你就 应该如何待别人。 The course of true love never did run smooth.爱情的道路 崎岖不平。 Unity is power.团结就是力量。 A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难朋友才是真正朋 友。 Many drops of water sink the ship.涓涓细流沉大船。 Friendship is the basically relations in our daily life, so we used to have some proverbs to describe them, like unity is power, we will see from Chinese and western countries we have similar feeling that friendship is deep…

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    Unfortunately because the story was translated any intended alliteration or other similar literary devices would have been left out. The story does use repetition, metaphors, personification and imagery. Repetition is used in several instances in this story mostly before the italicised words like “As the saying goes” or “for the proverb says.” Also the reason the words from the proverbs and scripture were italicized was most likely used to put emphasis on them and to show the greater meaning in…

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    Hebrew Proverb

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    There is an old Hebrew Proverb that states, "Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time". There is more truth to this that one would like to admit. We live in a time where we rush from place to place never taking the time to think about the happenings around us. It 's the so called rat race, as we often hear it dubbed. The endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit of what? We are so wrapped up in our day to day activities that we do not stop to…

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    Women's Gender Roles

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    corruption, etcetera. However, misogyny is impactful to the individual’s happiness in the sense that it confines both women and men to unnecessary societal expectations that fosters conformity over individualism. On the other hand, the development of feminism is not a recent phenomenon, but instead a gradual progression in re-defining gender relations. In the Book of Proverbs, the author often describes the notion that the woman is responsible for her weaknesses and their impact on society as…

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    The Acts-Consequence Nexus

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    Introduction This paper will evaluate the claim that Proverbs endorses a mechanistic view of divine justice. Firstly, this paper will provide a brief overview of the doctrine of the “Acts-Consequence” nexus as outlined in Koch’s thesis of divine retribution. Secondly, this paper will evaluate the evidence substantiating this claim through scholarly evidence. Finally, this paper will draw a clear conclusion as to the outcome of the evaluation process. The Acts-Consequence Nexus Koch, in 1955,…

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