"This book is a treasure, folk wisdom passed from one generation to the next teaching customs, generosity, and hospitality. Proverbs said accurately in the right context will light up faces and open the way for friendships. Professor Hezkial was the chairman of English studies for the American Mission Schools. He helped us with Arabic. I soon learned of his life long fascination with local proverbs. He was a special person and a friend." -Kenneth E. Nolin, PhD.