And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
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George Leo Haydock
Three thousand parables. These works are all lost, excepting some part of the parables extant in the book of Proverbs; and his chief poem called the Canticle of Canticles. (Challoner)
The title of Psalm cxxvi., attributes it to Solomon. But its authority is not sufficiently established. The book of Proverbs contains at present only 658, (Cornelius a Lap ide) or 800 parables. (Clarius)
Josephus exaggerates, when he reads 3000 volumes of parables.
Five. Septuagint read, "5000 odes "which is adopted by many interpreters. Josephus (Calmet) and the Chaldean agree with the Hebrew. (Menochius)