Here are fifty proverbs selected to reflect the many facets and challenges of living--love, friendship and family, wisdom and folly, and the pursuit of virtue. Many of the selections are chosen from the Old Testament books of Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, and two Apocryphal books--The Wisdom of Solomon, and Jesus ben-Sirach's Ecclesiasticus. Each proverb is illuminated with a detail of a painting chosen from one of the world's great art museums, making this book a delight to both the heart and the eye.
The Old Testament holds a rich store of insights into every aspect of human experience.
The epigrams and precepts in this collection have been chosen from the Old Testament books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. In addition, the collection includes maxims from the Wisdom of Solomon and Jesus ben-Sirach's Ecclesiasticus, two books in the Apocrypha known for their proverbial thought.
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