The main writers and collectors are Solomon (1:1
; cf. 1 Kings 4:32
) and Hezekiah (25:1
), who added some proverbs of the forefathers in chs. 25—29. Chapter 30 is attributed to Agur, and ch. 31 to King Lemuel; nothing definite is known concerning either man.
Time of Writing:
About 1000 B.C. (Solomon's portion, chs. 1—24) and about 700 B.C. (Hezekiah's portion, chs. 25—29). The time of writing for chs. 30—31 is unknown.
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