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Questions about Proverbs

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What is wisdom literature?

Who was Solomon in the Bible?

What is a proverb in the Bible?

How can I get wisdom from God?

What is synonymous parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is antithetical parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is synthetic parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is emblematic parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

How is the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom?

What is wisdom? What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?

What is a fool according to the book of Proverbs?

Why do fools despise wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)?

Why is wisdom referred to as a she in Proverbs?

Does the Bible teach that Sophia is the goddess of wisdom?

Why are both wisdom and foolishness pictured as women in Proverbs?

What does the Bible say about a contentious or quarrelsome woman?

Why didn’t Solomon follow his own advice on women?

What does it mean to trust in the Lord with all your heart (Proverbs 3:5)?

What does it mean to lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)?

What does it mean to “in all your ways acknowledge Him” in Proverbs 3:6?

What does it mean to not be wise in your own eyes (Proverbs 3:7)?

What is a sluggard? What does Proverbs teach about sluggards?

Why does Proverbs 6:10 say “a little sleep, a little slumber” will bring poverty?

What are the seven things God hates?

What does the Bible mean when it speaks against haughty eyes?

What are the seven pillars of wisdom in Proverbs 9:1?

How is a winking eye trouble (Proverbs 10:10)?

How does love cover all wrongs (Proverbs 10:12)?

How does fearing God add length to a person’s life (Proverbs 10:27)?

What does it mean that he who wins souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30)?

What does it mean that a righteous person cares for the needs of animals (Proverbs 12:10)?

What does it mean that the tongue of the wise promotes health (Proverbs 12:18)?

What does it mean that hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12)?

How does oppressing the poor show contempt for their Maker (Proverbs 14:31)?

What does it mean that a soft answer turns away wrath (Proverbs 15:1)?

Why should we be slow to anger (Proverbs 15:18)?

Why is a multitude of counselors valuable (Proverbs 15:22)?

How can we commit our work to the Lord and have our plans established (Proverbs 16:3)?

What does it mean that pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18)?

How is the name of the Lord a strong tower (Proverbs 18:10)?

Why does he who finds a wife obtain favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22)?

How can a friend stick closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24)?

How and when should we overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11)?

How is choosing a good name better than choosing riches (Proverbs 22:1)?

Does the Bible promise that godly parenting will always result in godly children (Proverbs 22:6)?

Was some of Proverbs copied from the Instruction of Amenemope?

What does it mean that “as a man thinks, so is he” in Proverbs 23:7?

What is the meaning of apples of gold in settings of silver in Proverbs 25:11?

Do Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5 contradict? How can both verses be true?

What does it mean that “faithful are the wounds of a friend” (Proverbs 27:6)?

What does it mean that iron sharpens iron?

What does it mean to train up a child in the way he should go?

What does it mean to fear God?

Is it true that life and death is in the power of the tongue?

What does it mean that without vision the people perish?

How is the fear of man a snare (Proverbs 29:25)?

Who was Agur son of Jakeh (Proverbs 30)?

Who was King Lemuel in Proverbs 31?

What should we learn from the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31?

What does it mean to be more precious than rubies (Proverbs 31:10)?

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