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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:1 proverbs. The word “proverb” (Hebrew mashal) is also frequently translated “parable.” Its basic meaning is “pithy maxim,” also suggesting special insight and authority.

1:1 of Solomon. The sense here may be “proverbs for Solomon”—that is, prepared specifically for him, perhaps by his father David. This contrasts with Proverbs 10:1—“proverbs of Solomon”—that is, proverbs either written or collected by him.

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