Easton's Bible Dictionary
gatherer; the collector, Mentioned as author of the sayings
in Proverbs 30 . Nothing is known of him beyond what is there recorded.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
stranger; gathered together
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(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 Proverbs 30.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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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