Definition of Book of Proverbs
1. Noun. An Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon).
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings, Sapiential Book, Wisdom Book, Wisdom Literature
Lexicographical Neighbors of Book Of Proverbs
Literary usage of Book of Proverbs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"A close study of the present Hebrew Text of the Book of Proverbs proves that the primitive wording of the pithy sayings which make up this manual of Hebrew ..."
2. The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony: Including Public Addresses, Her Own by Ida Husted Harper (1898)
"To a New York cousin: "Your little birthday present, the Book of Proverbs, came duly. Solomon's wise sayings, however, don't help me very much in my work of ..."
3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... The Book of Proverbs by Jesus the son of Sirach is the extra- canonical double of the canonical ..."
4. The Social Institutions and Ideals of the Bible: A Study of the Elements of by Theodore Gerald Soares (1915)
"... CHAPTER XXVIII THE ETHICAL TEACHING OF THE Book of Proverbs THE necessary limits of our treatment preclude any detailed study of the uncanonical books. ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The title of the book of Proverbs is "The Proverbs of Solomon ... The book of Proverbs as it now lies before ns consists of a-number of distinct parts. 1. ..."