To learn the fear of the Lord (1:7) Hill and Walton write, The Hebrew word for 'proverb' conveys a wide range of meanings, including the idea of comparison, a code of behavior, and the discovery of hidden truth. La Sor et al write, Some scholars connect masal with the root 'to rule,' to a proverb was originally a word spoken by a ruler and therefore filled with special power and meaning; see A Bentzen, Introduction 8 (La Sor, Hubbard, and Bush, Old Testament Survey, 547 n.
The book is an anthology made up of six discrete units.
Most of the time I hear of & witness appropriate, intentional approaches by both men and women who are interested in one another.
But at times I’ve also noticed behavior that is a little unsettling.
Unfortunately I think it’s the result of teaching that emphasizes problematic themes in passages like Proverbs .
The Book of Proverbs (Hebrew: מִשְלֵי, Míshlê (Shlomoh), "Proverbs (of Solomon)") is the second book of the third section (called Writings) of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament.