By Riad A. Kassis

This can be the 1st specific learn that significantly compares and contrasts the knowledge sentences of the booklet of Proverbs with classical and post-classical Arabic proverbs; reference is usually made to present Arabic proverbs.
The knowledge culture of Solomon is tested and is in comparison to that of the Arab sage Luqmân. The ebook bargains with 3 major issues which are of distinctive importance either within the e-book of Proverbs and in Arabic proverbial works: royalty, speech and silence, wealth and poverty.
The ebook concludes with a learn of a few form-critical and traditio-historical features of the taken care of proverbs.
Hundreds of classical Arabic proverbs and knowledge sayings of Prophet Muḥammad seem for the 1st time in English.

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17) as having negative and destructive results for his reign. The references of the author(s) of the Song to the exclusive love of one woman may indicate an implicit critique to Solomon's love life.

This theme is significant because it may provide us with clues for identifying not only the social background of the royal sayings but also of others. The other themes were chosen not only because they are well represented in Proverbs and Arabic proverbial wisdom, but also because of their relation to other issues of both individual and community life. The content as well as the form of expression of these themes is compared and contrasted. We are presenting in this study the final form of our comparison and contrast.

63-72, argues that the Song originated in Solomon's era. For a discussion of the views concerning rhe date of the book see, for example, M. H. Pope, Song ofSongs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 7C; New York: Doubleday, 1977), pp. 22-33. THE SOLOMONIC WISDOM TRADITION 35 on late editorial work. The superscription is editorial and does not form an integral part of the text. 11-12). The,? 1 is either the lamed auctoris or it could mean: 'for'l'dedicated to' Solomon50 ; or 'about'l'concerning' Solomon 5l • Further, the attribution of the Song to Solomon is due to other reasons.

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