Ancient Wisdom: The Book of Ahikar Part 6 of 24

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What Is The Book of Ahikar?

This is an original retelling (paraphrase) of the Wisdom of Ahikar, originally posted on Steemit.com about four years ago. This is updated and reposted content for a new audience and for a new platform (HIVE).

The Wisdom of Ahikar is one of the most ancient sources of human thought and wisdom. There are elements of this story within the scriptures, both the Torah and the Gospels and Epistles.

The date of this story has been a subject of lively discussion. Scholars finally put it down about the First Century when they were proved in error by the original story turning up in an Aramaic papyrus of 500 B. C. among the ruins of Elephantine.

I've decided, for your reading pleasure, to paraphrase the ancient story and wisdom here on the HIVE blockchain. To read the original ancient text, click here


Here resumes the proverbs of Ahikar.

My son, make your speech fair and sweeten your tongue. Do not permit your companion to tread on your foot, lest he tread at another time on your breast.

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My son, if you beat a wise man with a word of wisdom, it will lurk in his breast like a subtle sense of shame, but if you strike the ignorant with a stick he will neither understand nor hear.

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My son, if you send a wise man for your needs, do not give him many orders, for he will do your business as you desire. If you send a fool, do not order him, but go yourself and do your business, for if you order him he will not do what you desire. If they send you on business, hasten to fulfill it quickly.

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My son, do not make an enemy of one who is stronger than yourself, for he will take your measure and his revenge on you.

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My son, test your son and your servants before you commit your belongings to them, lest they make away with them. He who has a full hand is called wise, even if he is stupid and ignorant while he who has an empty hand is called poor, ignorant, even if he be the prince of sages.

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My son, I have eaten a bitter melon and swallowed aloes and I have found nothing more bitter than poverty and scarcity.

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My son, teach your son frugality and hunger, that he may do well in the management of his household.

"You shall remember all the way which YHVH your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of YHVH." Deuteronomy 8:2-3

My son, do not teach to the ignorant the language of wise men, for it will be burdensome to him.

Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6


Let's see if you can comment below, bible passages that go with these proverbs!

I've been finding parallel bible quotes that add to or compliment the proverbs of Ahikar. Now it's your turn. Comment below with scripture that along with some of these words of wisdom!

This concludes this portion of the Proverbs of Ahikar. Much more to come! Let us bless His Holy Name in fear and reverence.

Bless the Most High!

@ironshield


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Benjamin Turner: God fearer. Rooted in Messiah. Husband of @lturner. Father of SIX (!!!) wonderful children. The guy behind the camera. Blockchain enthusiast.

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This is really good advice that would be well heeded. I am liking this series and look forward to the next.

Great!

Thanks for reading.