School of Religion
Proverbs 31 woman
Biblical Studies | Christianity
Sieg, Amy, "Understanding the Wife of Proverbs 31" (2014). Senior Honors Theses. 423.
Sometimes understanding the Bible is difficult, especially when one has no understanding of the cultural background for the passage. Having an example of what the Lord sees as an excellent wife is invaluable. The Proverbs 31:10-31 passage describes character qualities of an admirable wife that the reader can practically apply to everyday life. An understanding of the Hebrew culture aids in the understanding of the excellent wife in the passage. This paper will include cultural background information and word studies. It will also integrate other Old Testament and New Testament scriptures that will further contribute to the readers understanding of the diligent wife in the passage. The twenty-one verses in Proverbs 31:10-31 illustrate many honorable qualities of the excellent wife and discuss many of her daily and regular activities. Indeed, such noble women are rare. The good news is that although they are rare; they still exist.