Prudence; Prudent The RSV translation primarily of the Hebrew verb ʾārōm (Prov. 15:5; 19:25), the cognate adjective ʾārûm (12:16, 23; 13:16; 14:8, 15, 18; 22:3; 27:12), and the cognate noun ʿormâ (1:4; 8:5, 12). This word-group sometimes has the negative connotations of Crafty or Cunning (cf. Ex.
PRUDENCE, PRUDENT. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, in all of which there is the underlying meaning of intelligence, understanding, and in the good sense of the word when allied with wisdom (Prov. 8:12).
PRUDENCE — skill, good judgment, and common sense. Both David and Solomon are described as men of prudence and wisdom (1 Sam. 16:18; 2 Chr. 2:12). The Book of Proverbs has good words for the prudent person (Prov. 1:4; 12:16, 23; 18:15).
PrudencePrudence is a character trait that describes one’s ability to exercise discretion or careful management. It connotes caution, circumspection, wisdom and discernment—qualities not prominent in most people.Of the seventeen references to prudence in Scripture, fifteen are in the book of Proverbs,
PRUDENCE; PRUDENT<proo’-dens>, <proo’-dent>: In the Old Testament “prudence” is the translation of [עָ֗רמָה, ̀ormah] (Proverbs 8:12); also in the King James Version of [שֶׂכֶל, sekhel] (2 Chronicles 2:12, the Revised Version (British and American) “discretion”); and “prudent” is the translation
prudence. A *virtue that entails practical *wisdom or the ability to adapt appropriate means wisely in order to reach a *good or beneficial goal, especially through the exercise of foresight. Prudence was often listed among the *cardinal virtues in classical Greek philosophy, but it has been praised
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
PRUDENCE.—This term has a wider and a narrower reference. It may denote practical saga city, the right choice of means to ends, clear-sighted forecasting of consequences and the shaping of conduct in accordance therewith. This would bring under review the whole of Jesus’ conduct, and His methods of teaching,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
PRUDENCE,prōōʹdens, PRUDENT,prōōʹdent: In the OT “prudence” is the tr of עָרְמָה, ‛ormāh (Prov 8:12); also in AV of שֶׂכֶל, sekhel (2 Ch 2:12, RV “discretion”); and “prudent” is the tr of עָרוּם, ‛ārūm, “subtle” (Prov 12:16, 23; 13:16, etc; cf Gen 3:1; Job 5:12), and of בִּין, bīn (1 S 16:18,