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The Hebrew word that is sometimes translated “proverb” in the Old Testament is a word that would be more accurately translated “parable.” However, Satan prefers the translation “proverb” because he doesn’t want it known that the Book of Proverbs is actually a collection of parables that are speaking in terms of one thing being LIKE another. He knows that without knowledge of the fact that a proverb is a parable, it is not possible for anyone to understand the point of the parables of the Book of Proverbs.
It is also important to know that most of the parables of the Book of Proverbs are not the product of the author of that book. They have instead been copied from other sources. Just to make things interesting, I should tell you that the author of the Book of Proverbs made sure those parables retained the same meaning and significance they had in their original sources. Since the parables of the Book of Proverbs are in most cases much earlier than the time of the book’s composition, some might assume that could not be easily accomplished. They definitely would be wrong.
The parables of the Book of Proverbs are all concerned with the importance that knowing The Teaching holds for the one who seeks to participate in the Resurrection of the Righteous. That was their concern in the contexts from which they were taken. It remains their concern in the Book of Proverbs. Many of those parables seem to have come from a collection of parables written by Solomon, the son of David. The parables he wrote are mentioned three times in the book:
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel…
The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
“Pay Close Attention to ‘The Way’ That Woman Walks,” The Voice of Elijah®, October 1999, pp. 1–2
|Author||Larry Dee Harper|
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