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Before we begin our posting 'verbatim' of all the Chapters of the Book of Proverbs, first, let me remind you to spend some time reviewing the posts in 'Proverbs' all ready posted in this room from 2018, if you have not already done so. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
See Studies in 'the Proverbs' Review, Post A, August 3, 2020
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Review, Post B, August 4, 2020
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Review, Post C, August 6, 2020
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Review, Post D, August 7, 2020
From May 16, 2018 to November 7, 2018, we began and finished a 'study' in the Book of the Proverbs. Whether it was looking for 'godly wisdom'; 'biblical encouragement', 'how to live a life pleasing to the Lord, and not self', we used outlines and words from some of the commentaries.
Second, this year, please see the posts in the 'Welcome Room' from April 5-12, 2020 - specials for this 'last week of the life of Jesus'.
The Last Week in the Life of Jesus Christ, Special Devotions, MTWFS Post B-1, Sunday, April 5, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020
And, third, let me remind you to always remember to pray as we enter to study God's Word, the Holy Bible.
Ephesians 1:15-23 provides: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
'15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.' Amen. Amen.
Date written – 970 BC
Author – Solomon
Summary – Solomon was favored by God and was asked for anything he wanted. He choose wisdom (1 Kings 4). The proverbs are the result of that wisdom, writing down as a good teacher and king things for others to listen to and follow in order to follow the ways of the wise. Proverbs usually are not very connected with each other. The chapters and verses read more like a list of short, wise sayings. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
We shall now study the book of Proverbs, which is a collection of units originally independent, some of which can be traced back to the era of Solomon.
The present form of the book was the result of a long process of growth that was not completed until post-exilic times. It consists of two principal collections of early origin called “the proverbs of Solomon” and “proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.” Appendixes were added to each of the collections. The whole book was preceded by a long introduction and concludes with a poem praising the ideal wife. In addition to sectional titles, changes in literary form and in subject matter help to mark off the limits of the various units, which can be ordered into nine sections.
The introduction (chapters 1–9 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html) constitutes the youngest unit in the book. It consists of a series of poems or discourses in which a father exhorts his son to acquire wisdom and in which wisdom personified intervenes. These chapters have a more speculative quality than the remainder of the book. They do not treat wisdom simply as a human quality and achievement or as a cultural legacy imparted by teachers and parents; they present it as a universal and abiding reality, transcending the human scene.
Wisdom is the first of God’s works and participated with him in the creation of the world. A constantly debated aspect of this section concerns the identity of “the loose [strange] woman” who is set over against Wisdom.
We shall continue this 'over-view' with Part 2 of 3, this afternoon; and Part 3 of 3, this evening. Then, we will begin the verbatim chapter posts on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Thank you for returning. Amen. Amen.
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