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Why are The Words of the Wise (Proverbs 22:17-23:10) based on the ancient Egyptian Instruction of Amenemope?

An undisputed fact It has been known since 1923 that Proverbs 22:17-23:10 is based on passages from an ancient Egyptian wisdom text, the Instruction of Amenemope. This undisputed fact is found in all reliable Bible commentaries. For example: Erdmann’s Commentary on the Bible (2003) The source Egyptian text is usually dated circa 1300-1100 BCE, a […]

Does Proverbs 8:22 refer to Jesus?

Proverbs 8:22  “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. The writer of this poetry had in his mind that he was personifying wisdom as a beautiful woman who leads men to righteousness and happiness, in contrast to the superficially attractive prostitute described in Proverbs 7 […]

What is the difference between wisdom, knowledge and understanding?

Briefly, knowledge should lead to understanding. A mature understanding leads to a person with wisdom. 1. Knowledge “The knowledge of good and evil” was what Adam and Eve gained by eating the forbidden fruit. That knowledge was harmful to them. Gen 2:16-17  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of […]