Summary of the Book of Proverbs
Proverbs 1:1 indicates that the whole collection was called
"the Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel."
Technically a proverb is a profound maxim or epigrammatic
saying that, if pondered on for a length of time there is deep
meaning associated with it. Proverbs was not uncommon in the
ancient world, but the concept of fearing a single God who is
the only God and the giver of life, was completely foreign in
a world filled with polytheism.
Solomon was the son of David who was chosen to build the
Temple. His name comes from the Hebrew word for peace
(shalom), and he is recognized in the Bible as the ultimate
peacemaker King in the history of the kingdom of Israel.