Holman Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word for riddle also appears elsewhere in the Old Testament. The Lord spoke with Moses directly, not in “riddles” (Numbers 12:8 NIV, REB, NRSV) or “dark speech” (KJV, NAS). The Queen of Sheba tested Solomon with “hard questions” or riddles ( 1 Kings 10:1-13 ). Riddles were a form of poetic expression (Psalm 49:4 ); a mark of wisdom was the ability to solve them (Proverbs 1:6 ). Daniel had such wisdom (Daniel 5:12 ). Daniel C. Browning, Jr.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Riddle'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/r/riddle.html. 1991.