Liberty ID: Course: Bibl 104-D52
Date: April 23, 2016
Proverbs is a book of wisdom that helps Christians live a healthy lifestyle and a godly life. Proverbs offers practical wisdom for raising children, finding a spouse, having healthy friendships, gives advice on financial decisions, jobs and much more. All throughout the book of Proverbs wisdom seems to be the main theme. The wisdom genre was widespread throughout the ancient Near East. Proverbs 9:10 says “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.
King Solomon gets most the credit for writing the book of Proverbs however; a few others were mentioned in taking part of its writing. These authors include Agur in chapter 30 and Lemuel in chapter 31. We know from 1 Kings 4:29-34 that Solomon wrote over 3,000 proverbs which means that some likely appear in this book. In Proverbs 22:17 Solomon tells us to listen closely and pay attention to the words of the wise which may indicate he is using other thoughts and wisdom for this book. The book is said to be written around the time of Solomon’s reign which was around 970-931 B.C. In my opinion, Proverbs is such a valuable book of the Old Testament because it is practical and relevant to everyday life.
Elisha, whose name means “God of Salvation”, was the son of Shaphat who resided in Abel-meholah in Northern Isreal. Elisha spent many years training under Elijah before Elijah was taken up to heaven. Elisha became the prophet for six decades from 892-832 B.C. Elisha and Elijah were traveling toward the Jordan River near the end of his time on Earth. While they were walking, there were a group of prophets who would run up to Elisha and tell him “knowest thou that the Lord is going to take thy master from thy head today?” and he would reply “Yea, I know it.” 2 Kings 2:3.
Elisha became the leader of the prophets and was now known all throughout Israel and Judah. God used Elisha in a mighty way and did many miracles through...