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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 15

Prov 15.1-33 continues with the contraast between the righteous nand the wicked. v 1…A gentle (soft) answer turns away wrath (in response to wrath), but a harsh (painful) word stirs up anger )makes the situation worse). v 2…The tongue os

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 14

Prov 14.1-35 again carries the contrast between the rishteous and the wicked. v 1…The wise woman (the vituous woman) builds her house (makes it better by being a good woman, knowing how to handle money and looking after her house

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 13

Prov 13.1-25 continues with the contrast between the righteous and the wicked. v 1…A wise son accepts his father’s discipline (it makes an impression on him), but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke (rejects all guidance, never learns). v

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 12

Prov 12.1-28 is a contrast between the upright and the wicked. v 1…Whoever loves discipline (instruction) loves knowledge (da’at), but he who hates reproof is stupid (like a beast, cattle). v 2…A good man will find favor from the Lord,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 11

Prov 11.1-31 tells us about the blessings of the righteous. v 1…A false balance (cheating in business or anything) is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight (bringing balance into any situation is one of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 10

Prov 10.1-32 is a contrast between the righteous and the wicked in one verse proverbs that make perfect sense. This style will continue to Prov 25, contrasting the wise and the foolish. Prov 10.1 begins the second part of this

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 9

Prov 9.1-18 tells us that wisdom is again personified as the virtuous woman and she invites us to her “house” which alludes to the Temple, the throne of God, to feast on her provisions. It also discusses those who reject

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 8

Prov 8.1-36 is a chapter that tells us that God was always wise, and wisdom is seen as a person in this chapter, as we like to call her, the Virtuous Woman. Historically, Messiah is seen as wisdom in Proverbs

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 7

In Prov 7.1-27 we have the seduction of the harlot. The word for marriage is “kiddushin” and it is related to kedusha, a sanctification by formal and legal restrictions. The opposite of marriage is harlotry, and one of the words

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 6

Prov 6.1-35 tells us about how a father gives his son parental counsel about taking on the debts of others; the sin of not working; who is a worthless man; seven things God hates; an exhortation to listen to parental

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 5

Prov 5.1-23 is a chapter that deals with the harlot, both literally and spiritually, and a warning to avoid the pitfalls of false doctrine that comes through the harlot (Rev 17.5; Mic 7.10). The harlot is contrasted with the virtuous

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 4

Prov 4.1-27 is a father’s instruction about the path of the righteous and the path of the wicked. Prov 4.1-13 is about wisdom and her benefits. Keep in mind that wisdom is seen as the virtuous woman, and wickedness is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 3

Prov 3.1-35 tells us about the rewards of wisdom Prov 3.1-12 teaches us to walk in righteousness as defined by the Torah and to walk humbly in it. v 1…My son, forget not my teaching (Torah), but let your heart

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Tanak foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 2

Prov 2.1-22 speaks about how wisdom (the virtuous woman) brings security. The 22 verses are in acrostic form using all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This is to indicate the completeness (from Aleph to Tav) of God’s word and

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Tanak foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Chapter 1

Prov 1.1-33 will give us the author of this chapter and his instructions for his son. Wisdom is personified as the virtuous woman calls out for people to hear her voice. Prov 1.1-6 gives us the title and introduces us

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Proverbs-Introduction

The Book of Proverbs is a collection of wisdom given in short verse, mostly written by Solomon who is said to have written over 3000 proverbs (1 Kings 4.32). This book is called “Mishlei Shlomo” in Hebrew or the “Proverbs

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 147-150

Psa 147.1-20 is similar to Psa 146 and it again has no heading or no author named, and it has a similar theme of praising Yehovah for his mercy and kindness. It is read on Rosh Ha Shanah and Yom

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 144-146

Psa 144.1-15 simply has the heading “Of David” or “L’David” in Hebrew. It praises and thanks Yehovah at the beginning of his reign and after his enemies have been defeated. Psa 144.1-4 expresses the Hebraic attitude towards warriors and war.

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Tanak Foundation-Concepts in Psalms 141-143

Psa 141.1-10 has the heading “A Psalm of David” and was written during one of his dangerous moments, probably fleeing from Saul. Saul, as we know, has been energized by the slanderous lips of those who hated and were jealous

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 135-137

Psa 135.1-21 is a psalm of praise, beginning and ending with “Hallelu Yah.” It begins with a call for the priests, Levites and the people to praise Yehovah, and then reasons for it are brought out. Then it shows us

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