Many people are surprised to learn that as much as a third of the Old Testament is written in poetry. A substantial portion of the prophetic writings is also poetic in structure. Many of the prophets of ancient Israel wrote their messages in Hebrew poetic forms, and their discourses recorded in the Old Testament are often framed in Hebrew poetry. Therefore, both for purposes of understanding and appreciation, students of the Old Testament should have some familiarity with Hebrew poetry.
Practical Value of the Book of Proverbs. The proverbs emphasize the external religious life. They teach how to practice religion and overcome the daily temptations. They express a belief in God and his rule over the universe and, therefore, seek to make his religion the controlling motive in life and conduct.
They breathe a profound religious spirit and a lofty religious conception, but put most stress upon the doing of religion in all the relations of life.
Scheme of the Considerations Found in Proverbs. The first sphere-the home, father and children, 1: Key-word here is "my son. The third sphere-the world beyond. This is shown by contrast with folly. The design and some fundamental maxims, 1: Wisdom will reveal God and righteousness and save one from wicked men and strange women, Ch.
Description of the life of wisdom, Ch. Wisdom the best way, Ch.
The strange woman, Ch. Against various evils, Ch. Wisdom's warnings against the seductions of an adulterous, Ch.
Wisdom makes an appeal, Ch. Wisdom gives her invitations, Ch. Practical Proverbs of Solomon. These are separate and cannot be classified. Words of the Wise. Sometimes called commendations of justice. There are several authors, but no common topic. Proverbs of Solomon, copied by the scribes of Hezekiah, Chs.
From one who has tried "to find out God unto perfection and found the task above him. Words of Lemuel, Ch.
The duty of Kings, The praise of a virtuous woman or good wife, For Study and Discussion.Compare and contrast the books of Psalms and Proverbs, describing the main features of each book. Include an analysis of whether or not there is applicability of Psalms and Proverbs to Christian values and ethics and, if there is, in what way specifically.
(2) What is the subject of Psalms 23, 84, , and ? (3) What doctrine of the divine character is taught in each of the following Psalms; 8, 19, 33, 46, 93, and ?
Proverbs. Psalm A Psalm of David Psalm 27 comes to us in the middle of the book of Psalms. Psalms is like a book of poems.
These scriptures paint a picture and gives us hope, strength, or informs us of God’s love whenever we need some encouragement. The Gospel of Mark is anonymous. from Jeremiah to Job and the Psalms, In Hellenistic culture, in contrast, the phrase meant a "divine man", covering legendary heroes like Hercules, god-kings like the Egyptian pharaohs, or famous philosophers like Plato.
In contrast to the KJV ("if ye keep in memory"), hold fast the word makes it clear that people must cling to the Bible and follow what it says regardless of their circumstances (compare Revelation and Matthew ). It is not enough to "keep in memory" what God requires.
Running head: PSALMS VS. PROVERBS Psalms vs.
Proverbs: A Comparative Look Mrs. Toni L. Bush Psalms vs. Proverbs: A Comparative Look If you were to conduct a survey asking people to list their favorite books in the Bible, you would get a wide range of answers.4/4(1).