Monday, November 01, 2021

Proverbs 24:3-4--"House"?

"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures" (Proverbs 24:3-4 NET Bible).

I believe the more likely interpretation of Proverbs 24:3-4 is that Solomon here refers to a house rather than a tabernacle/temple. Just examine how Proverbs uses "house" elsewhere. See Proverbs 1:13; 2:18; 6:31; 9:1, 14; 14:1; 15:6, 25; 19:14; 24:27; 25:17; 27:27. If you consult the verses above, you will find that none of the texts in Proverbs use the word "house" for God's temple. Most relevant is the passage in Prov. 24:27.

"Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house" (NET Bible).

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