Proverbs are often misnderstood or even ignored because they are not properly interpreted. Are they promises, general truths, or just rules for human creatures in the world order? These and many other questions will be examined and answered in this long study.

Proverbs is a collection of wise sayings from Old Testament sages.  It consists of several collections of  sayings primarily from Solomon but also others related to the royal court. Though primarily directed toward the youth, there is wisdom for all ages. This large piece of wisdom literature, is unique in that it combines its own theology, poetic style, parallelism and multiple uses of figures of speech compiled into pages of long lists of wisdom for the ages.

Though written as early as ca. 900 B.C., it is relevant today if one carefully interprets and applies it by faith in the power of the Spirit in our day and time. Perhaps, the best thing that can be said is that it is part of the Word of God to be learned, believed and applied by all the faithful.