: Solomon and others
Time : 1000 700 B.C.
Proverbs is a collection of wise sayings from several sources, including
King Solomon, laying practical rules for right living based on godly
wisdom. The sayings deal with many different problems and situations.
Most of the proverbs are very short and easy to remember. The proverbs
are not organised in a way which puts all the sayings on one topic
together. Instead, almost every verse raises a new and important
idea. Proverbs presents the idea that humans are either good or
evil, wise or foolish, with God or without him. Both are known by
their deeds, their "fruits", their chosen "ways"
in life and their fitting ends.
Key verse :
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning, of wisdom, and knowledge
of the Holy One is understanding" (9:10)