The beginning of Proverbs 30 probably did not give you very much confidence in Agur:
"The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One." (30:1-3)
Perhaps you find this somewhat comforting. Hey! He's just like me!
But is this the sort of person you would take as a mentor? A teacher of wisdom? But as we have seen, the book of Proverbs is not altogether impressed with people who think they know everything!
Who was this Agur, son of Jakeh? We do not know. All we know is that he was a Hebrew wise man probably some time after the time of David.
But we also know that he was an honest man. He didn't pretend that he had all the answers. He presents himself as one who had not learned wisdom. In this way he serves as something of a foil to Solomon.
Solomon and the other wise men of Proverbs have taken the stance of teachers ‚Äď those who set forth the path of wisdom.
But Agur says "I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One." Why should we listen to a man who has not learned wisdom?