What Is 3 a Proverb? The book of Proverbs is just one of sixty-six books of the Holy Bible. The Proverbs are part of the Old Testament of the Bi- ble. Proverbs are a part of the biblical wisdom tradition that asks questions about values and morals and the meaning of life. Some of this wisdom is in the form of short sayings and other parts are longer instructions or pieces of advice. Vari- ous authors likely wrote these wise sayings, but the most well- known is King Solomon, who famously asked God for wisdom. This is a book of commonsense advice for all people. Prov- erbs give us important understanding and excellent wisdom for how to live a happy and holy life. And we do this first and foremost by honoring God, who is all good and all powerful.