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Agur

Agur [N] [H] [S]

gatherer; the collector, mentioned as author of the sayings in Proverbs 30 . Nothing is known of him beyond what is there recorded.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Agur". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Agur [N] [E] [S]

stranger; gathered together
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Agur'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Agur [N] [E] [H]

(a gatherer, i.e. together of wise men ), The son of Jakeh, an unknown Hebrew sage who uttered or collected the sayings of wisdom recorded in Prov 30.


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Agur'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

AGUR

a'-gur ('aghur, seeming, from comparison with Arabic roots, to mean either "hireling," or "collector," "gatherer"):

One of the contributors to Proverbs; his words being included in Proverbs 30. He takes an agnostic attitude toward God and transcendent things, and in general the range of his thought, as compared with that of other authors, is pedestrian. He shows, however, a tender reverence and awe. His most notable utterance, perhaps, is the celebrated Prayer of Agur (Proverbs 30:7-9), which gives expression to a charming golden mean of practical ideal. His sayings are constructed on a rather artificial plan; having the form of the so-called numerical proverb. See under PROVERBS, THE BOOK OF, II, 6.

John Franklin Genung


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AGUR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.