1 Kings

Proverbs 5

Chapter five returns to the subject of the sexually loose woman from Proverbs 2:16-19, emphasizing that she is an adulteress. Solomon’s own mother, Bathsheba, committed adultery with King David (2 Samuel 11-12), of which union Solomon was the second-born. Solomon also had many wives during his life (1 Kings 11:3), and it does not take …

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Proverbs 1

Introduction The book of Proverbs is a collection of general principles and wise sayings that were collected in Israel over a period of at least several hundred years. Many or most of these came from Solomon, who wrote 3,000 of them during his lifetime (see 1 Kings 4:32; Proverbs 1:1; 25:1). However, both Agur and …

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Psalm 45

Psalm 45 is unique in several ways, beginning with the title. It is the first of only four psalms to use have been written with the style or tune of “Lilies” (Psalms 60 and 69 by David and Psalm 80 by Asaph are the others). Outside of these psalms, the term “lilies” has limited use …

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