Name: Morgan Perry
Student ID: L26846215
Course: BIBL 104-D21
Date: April 17, 2015
Old Testament Bible Dictionary Project
The book of Proverbs is a collection of experiences and observations that is put in the simplest form. According to Hindson and Towns a proverb is a short poetic sentence passing on intelligence in a vital structure (2013, p. 193). Proverbs focus more on earth than heaven, even though it holds God in the highest light. The majority of these proverbs are ascribed to King Solomon. Solomon’s intelligence was celestially conceded and surpassed that of every other single sage (Hindson & Towns, 2013, p. 196). The actual text and gatherings of the book of Proverbs did not occur until the time of Hezekiah (Hindson & Towns, 2014, p. 196). The Proverbs was written in between the time period of 950-700 B.C. The key themes in Proverbs are marriage and sexuality, wealth and poverty, power of the tongue, principles on child-rearing, personal discipline, and friendship. One of the key words used throughout the book of Proverbs is wisdom. The purpose of Proverbs is to provide people with wisdom and teach people discipline. King Solomon’s purpose is also to teach people how to live successful lives. The book of Proverbs shows insights and aptitudes in how to live and things that can advance an effective life. The major personalities are King Solomon, who is the son of David and the King of Israel.
Esther was the Queen of Persia born as a Jewish exile named Hadasseh. Esther was born in 492 B.C. and died around 460 B.C. In 478 B.C. Esther was adopted by her uncle, Mordecai, after her parents passed away. Esther became Queen of Persia, which was the greatest empire in the world during her ruling. In 473 B.C. Esther saved the Jewish people from a massacre. King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) was married to Queen Vashti before he married Esther. Queen Vashti embarrassed her husband before the leaders of the government and Esther was chose to...
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