Introduction to Proverbs

20 Mar 2020 Book of Proverbs

Name: Proverbs

Division: Old Testament

Category: Wisdom

Purpose: To teach people how to attain wisdom, discipline, and a prudent life, and how to do what is right, just, and fair

Book No in BIBLE: 20

In Old Testament: 20

In Wisdom: 3

No. of Chapters: 31

No. of Verses: 915



Agur – Chapter 30

Lemuel – Chapter 31

Date Written: Approx. 950 – 720 BC

Place of Writing: Jerusalem

History Covered: NA

Audience: People of Israel

Proverbs Statistics

Based on its weight of 31 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and Pentateuch. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in History: 243

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Key Verse

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (1:7)

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