> See the excellent treatment of this passage in Peter
> Cotterell & Max Turner, Linguistics & Biblical
> Interpretation (IVP, 1989) pp. 302-307. The proverb
> is evidently an Egyptian proverb that found its way
> into Proverbs (25:1,2).
Hey, thanks! I would never have found that by myself.
P.S. I'm a little confused by the reference to Proverbs
25:1-2. Looking at the verses, I don't see the connection.