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30:1 Agur son of Jakeh. His identity is unknown, but many consider him to be a foreigner. See note 22:17–24:22; and Introduction: Author.
The oracle. It is possible that the Hebrew word is a place-name, “Massa” (also in 31:1), and that both Agur and Lemuel were Ishmaelites from Massa, thought to be in Arabia (Gen. 25:14).