The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works
This is the first detailed study that critically compares and contrasts the wisdom sentences of the Book of Proverbs with classical and post-classical Arabic proverbs; reference is also made to current Arabic proverbs.
The wisdom tradition of Solomon is examined and is compared to that of the Arab sage Luqmân. The book deals with three main themes that are of special significance both in the Book of Proverbs and in Arabic proverbial works: royalty, speech and silence, wealth and poverty.
The book concludes with a study of some form-critical and traditio-historical aspects of the treated proverbs.
Hundreds of classical Arabic proverbs and wisdom sayings of Prophet MuhÌ£ammad appear for the first time in English.