Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Author: Amy Plantinga-Pauw
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611645662
Category: Religion
Page: 376
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In this new volume in the Belief series, Amy Plantinga Pauw reveals how the biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, while often overlooked, are surprisingly relevant for Christian faith today. Both biblical books probe everyday human experiences. They speak to those who seek meaning and purpose in an uncertain world and encourage us to look for God's presence in human life, not in divine visions or messages. They show openness to wisdom insights from many sources, urging us to find the commonalities and connections of our wisdom with those of our religious neighbors. Ultimately, these books affirm that true wisdom, whatever its human source, comes from God. Pauw includes reflections for preaching and teaching throughout her study.

Ecclesiastes


Author: N.A
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136145
Category: Bibles
Page: 64
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job & Ecclesiastes


Author: Derek Kidner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830896414
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." In the Wisdom literature of the Bible we first hear the cool voice of a teacher calling us to think--to think hard and humbly. "How long will fools hate knowledge?" cries Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Then in Job comes the anguished voice of the questioner, earnest enough to seek answers, honest enough to doubt easy ones. In Ecclesiastes the chastened tone of the Preacher warns of the vanity of all life under the sun. Sensitive to both literary form and theological content, Derek Kidner introduces Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, explaining their basic character and internal structure. He also summarizes and evaluates the wealth of modern criticism focused on each book. Looking at all three books together, Kidner shows how their many voices compare, contrast and ultimately give a unified view of life. Kidner extends his analysis to include Ecclesiasticus and The Wisdom of Solomon from the Apocrapha, and he reprints excerpts from non-Israelite works that parallel the three major books treated.

Proverbs & Ecclesiastes


Author: Daniel J. Treier
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587431483
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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This commentary on Proverbs and Ecclesiastes demonstrates the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible for today's church.

Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/James


Author: Christopher R. Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830859705
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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"How can I find the right path to take in life?" " What things matter most, and how can I make sure I don't miss them?" People in every place and time have asked these crucial questions, and they've collected wise sayings to help guide them to the answers. In his inspired word, God has given us three books of wisdom sayings: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and James. They provide his answers to these questions from three different but complementary perspectives. This study guide will introduce groups to the rich treasures of wisdom in these books and enable members to apply the truths they discover to their own lives. The Understanding the Books of the Bible series enables groups to take a new approach to studying the Bible together. Instead of following artificial chapter and verse divisions, these Bible study guides lead groups through whole books following their natural outlines and flow. They pose engaging questions for discussion with personal applications all along the way, leading to a community Bible experience.

Wisdom Literature

Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther
Author: Roland Edmund Murphy
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802818775
Category: Religion
Page: 185
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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon

Revised Standard Version
Author: Scott Hahn,Curtis Mitch
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586177753
Category: Religion
Page: 105
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Based on the Revised Standard Version -- Second Catholic Edition, this 15th volume in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. They provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book - information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background to important Bible terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance". Each page includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for each chapter that can deepen your personal study of God's Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure and themes. Also included is an outline of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon as well as several maps.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs


Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664255220
Category: Religion
Page: 306
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These books of the Bible, despite their differences, all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God. In this readable commentary, Ellen Davis points out that the writers of these books considered wisdom--and the fruits of wisdom, a well-ordered life and a peaceful mind--to be within the grasp of anyone wholeheartedly desiring it. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

1 Kings 1 to 11, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

The Rise and Fall of Solomon
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718034872
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Solomon is known as the wisest man who ever lived. His writings in the Old Testament range from practical, pithy proverbs to beautiful romantic poetry—and all are filled with his knowledge and insights. Yet behind those writings stood a flawed man who was conflicted between deep wisdom and tragic folly. Sadly, the king who warned against so many sins did not follow his own advice, and he wound up leading Israel into idolatry. Nevertheless, his life and writings provide valuable lessons for us today in the twenty-first century. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with Solomon’s ascent to the throne and continuing through his tragic end. Studies include close-up examinations of the vital importance of wisdom—with portraits of the wise woman, the foolish sluggard, and others in the book of Proverbs—and careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as “True Wisdom from God” and “A Time for Everything.” The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms


Author: Daniel J. Estes
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441201577
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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This valuable resource introduces readers to the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs--and helps them better understand each book's overall flow. Estes summarizes some of each book's key issues, offers an exposition of the book that interacts with major commentaries and recent studies, and concludes with an extensive bibliography. Now in paperback.

Biblical Books of Wisdom

A Study of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Other Wisdom Literature in the bible
Author: James M. Efird
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 157910634X
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Author: Amy Plantinga-Pauw
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611645662
Category: Religion
Page: 376
View: 6025

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In this new volume in the Belief series, Amy Plantinga Pauw reveals how the biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, while often overlooked, are surprisingly relevant for Christian faith today. Both biblical books probe everyday human experiences. They speak to those who seek meaning and purpose in an uncertain world and encourage us to look for God's presence in human life, not in divine visions or messages. They show openness to wisdom insights from many sources, urging us to find the commonalities and connections of our wisdom with those of our religious neighbors. Ultimately, these books affirm that true wisdom, whatever its human source, comes from God. Pauw includes reflections for preaching and teaching throughout her study.

Who Knows what is Good?

A Commentary on the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
Author: Kathleen Anne Farmer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802801616
Category: Religion
Page: 220
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Kathleen Farmer's work on the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes constitute a single volume in the International Theological Commentary, a series whose goal is to bring the Old Testament alive in the worldwide church. In moving behyond the usual critical-historical approach to the bible, the ITC offers a distinctive theological interpretation of the Hebrew text.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs for Everyone


Author: John Goldingay
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664233856
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to present the seventeen-volume Old Testament for Everyone series. Internationally respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture from Genesis to Malachi in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. The series is perfect for daily devotions, group study, or personal visits with the Bible. In this volume, Goldingay explores three books of the Old Testament in the wisdom literature genre. These three books are all associated with Solomon and his wisdom, yet unlike other books, they do not mention the Torah, the exodus, or the covenant. As Goldingay says, "The basis of their teaching is the way life actually works. They look at life and reflect on experience and encourage people to live on the basis of how life works." Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs for Everyone explores three practical, down to earth, and hopeful books.

Figures of Speech Used in the Bible


Author: Bullinger, E. W.
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Bible translators have, through inattention to figures of speech, made serious translation blunders, clouding the real meaning of many important passages of God's Word. E. W. Bullinger's volume, first published in 1898, clarifies 217 distinct figures of speech used in the Bible. Walter C. Kaiser, dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, calls it "the best handbook on figures of speech. It should be on every exegete's shelf." In systematic order, this classic gives the proper pronunciation of each figure of speech, its etymology or origin, and a number of Scripture passages where the figure of speech is used, giving full explanation of its use in each context. Figures of Speech Used in the Bible cites nearly eight thousand Bible passages and includes five appendices and seven indexes, making it even more valuable as a reference tool.

Understanding Wisdom Literature

Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text
Author: David Penchansky
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867065
Category: Religion
Page: 129
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Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees confl icting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon -- and does not try to harmonize them. Instead, he fi nds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts. Employing the latest scholarship yet remaining accessible to nonspecialists and students, Penchansky strikingly focuses on the "big picture" behind wisdom literature -- making it easy for readers to follow and appreciate these challenging texts -- without undermining each book's distinctive features. In the process, Penchansky opens up this rich and fertile vein of Israelite thought and demonstrates the renewed relevance of ancient Hebrew wisdom for today.

In Celebration of Wisdom

Life and Meaning in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
Author: Steven James Schweitzer
Publisher: Inst of Mennonite Studies
ISBN: 9780936273426
Category: Religion
Page: 83
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