Read Proverbs 21 – Ecclesiastes 2
- Life and Conduct
- Precepts and Warnings
- Similitudes, Instructions
- Warnings and Instructions
- Proverbs from Agur
- Proverbs of Lemuel
- Acronym of a Godly Woman
- Futility of Pleasure, Possessions, Wisdom, Labor
- Wisdom Exceeds Folly
Proverbs Facts: The Proverbs of Solomon continue.
The words of Agur begin in chapter 30. This is the name of the author of the wise sayings provided in Prov. 30. Either this was a real person, or as some have suggested, it was a fanciful name for Solomon. Proverbs 30 says that he was the son of Jakeh (Hebrew: “Yaqeh”) which means “to obey” or “obedient.” Again, this is either a real person, or another symbolic name for Solomon.
Lemuel means “devoted or dedicated to God”. There is no other reference to a King named Lemuel so speculation as to his identity is up for debate with some saying it is Solomon, others Hezekiah or just a king named Lemuel that we know nothing about.
The section of Proverbs at the end of chapter 31 that describes a godly woman is written as an Acronym with each verse beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon.