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Scofield's Reference Notes

Proverbs Overview



Book Introduction - Proverbs

This collection of sententious sayings is divine wisdom applied to the earthly conditions of the people of God. That the Proverbs were Solomon's (Proverbs 1:1) implies no more than that he gathered into orderly arrangement sayings already current amongst the people, the wisdom of the Spirit, perhaps through many centuries (Ecclesiastes 12:9). Proverbs 25-29 were current in Hezekiah's time. Ecclesiastes 30-31 are by Agur and Lemuel.

The book is in six parts:

1. To sons, Proverbs 1-7.

2. The praise of Wisdom, Proverbs 8-9.

3. The folly of sin, Proverbs 10-19.

4. Warnings and instructions, Proverbs 20-29.

5. The words of Agur, Proverbs 30.

6. The words of King Lemuel, Proverbs 31.


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Proverbs:4 Overview". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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