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.

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.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon


Author: J. Robert Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897348
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Among the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon were all thought by the early church fathers to have derived from the hand of Solomon. To their minds the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ was to be found in these books. As in all the Old Testament they were quick to find types and intimations of Christ and his church which would make the ancient Word relevant to the Christians of their day. Of extant commentaries on Ecclesiastes none is so profound as the eight homilies of Gregory of Nyssa, even though they cover only the first three chapters of the book. Joining Gregory among those most frequently excerpted in this volume are Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory the Great, Origen, John Cassian, John Chrysostom, Athanasius, Bede the Venerable and Jerome. Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great and Cyril of Jerusalem lead a cast of other less frequently cited fathers, and then there remains a large cast of supporting players, some of whose work is translated here into English for the first time. This volume edited by J. Robert Wright thus offers a rich trove of wisdom on Wisdom for the enrichment of the church today.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs


Author: Duane A. Garrett
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805401148
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series)


Author: Roland E. Murphy,Elizabeth Huwiler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238441
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs


Author: Allen P. Ross,Jerry E. Shepherd,George Schwab
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310531853
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. The thoroughly revised features consist of: • Comprehensive introductions • Short and precise bibliographies • Detailed outlines • Insightful expositions of passages and verses • Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture • Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues • Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question • Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes • A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon

Ancient Insights from the Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
Author: Henry Madison Morris
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 0890513562
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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-- Verse-by-verse commentary of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon -- Much research and detail on the life of Solomon is presented -- An in-depth study for the serious student of the BibleIsn't it amazing that a man who had 700 wives and 300 concubines and ruled a country for 40 years still had time to write three of the most profound books of the Bible? Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon all show marks of divine inspiration, and each can be a blessing to the reader, but why would God choose a man who turned to idolatry to write these books? Dr. Henry Morris, author of the commentaries Treasures in the Psalms and The Remarkable Record of Job, addresses the enigma of Solomon and presents a verse-by-verse commentary on his writings. Having studied the Bible for 60 years, Dr. Morris' wisdom is also quite remarkable, as you will quickly learn as you read The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon.

Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs


Author: John Hilber,Tremper Longman III,Duane Garrett
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031052766X
Category: Religion
Page: 219
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Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include • Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. • Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. • Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.

Genesis to Revelation: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs Leader Guide

A Comprehensive Verse-by-Verse Exploration of the Bible
Author: James L. Crenshaw
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 150184850X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Study all of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, beginning with a look at the springs of life in the Proverbs and ending with the Song of Songs' declaration that love is as strong as death. Some of the major ideas explored are: the cost of getting involved, joy unlimited, the constancy of friendship, time to love and to hate, and the old and the new. Leader Guide includes: A verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scriptures. Background material, including word studies and history of the biblical setting. Answers to questions asked in the Participant Book. Application of the Scripture to daily life situations. Discussion suggestions. A variety of study options. Practical tips for leaders to use. More than 3.5 million copies of the series have been sold. This revision of the Abingdon classic Genesis to Revelation Series is a comprehensive, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible based on the NIV. These studies help readers strengthen their understanding and appreciation of the Bible by enabling them to engage the Scripture on three levels: What does the Bible say? Questions to consider while reading the passage for each session. What does the passage mean? Unpacks key verses in the selected passage. How does the Scripture relate to my life? Provides three major ideas that have meaning for our lives today. The meaning of the selected passages are made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The meaning of the selected passages are made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Includes maps and glossary with key pronunciation helps. Updates will include: New cover designs. New interior designs. Leader Guide per matching Participant Book (rather than multiple volumes in one book). Updated to 2011 revision of the New International Version Translation (NIV). Updated references to New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible. Include biblical chapters on the contents page beside session lesson titles for at-a-glance overview of biblical structure. Include larger divisions within the contents page to reflect macro-structure of each biblical book. Ex: Genesis 1-11; Genesis 12-50; Exodus 1-15; Exodus 16-40; Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Each volume is 13 sessions.

Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon


Author: Glass Page Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780986116988
Category:
Page: 502
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Several books in the Old Testament were written by King David and his son, King Solomon, the one whom God promised would be the wisest man ever to be born (besides Jesus). These are their writings, placed in a book with large 16 point print for easy reading without your glasses! The book's cover image represents the pillars of wisdom spoken of in the book of Proverbs, and the image was licensed from 123rf.com.

Life-Study of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs


Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0736350160
Category: Religion
Page: 430
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In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

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.

The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs


Author: John H. Walton
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310255775
Category: Religion
Page: 557
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This series brings to life the world of the Old Testament through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. Here readers find the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament.

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon


Author: Frank Ramirez
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426716311
Category: Religion
Page: 110
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Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

The Poetical Books

Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon
Author: Big Dream Ministries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932199048
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Bible is simply a love letter compiled into sixty-six books and written over a period ofsixteen hundred years by more than forty authors living on three continents. Although theauthors came from different backgrounds, there is one message, one theme, one thread that runs throughout the entire Bible from the first book, Genesis, to the last book, Revelation. That message is God's redeeming love for mankind--a message that is as relevant for us today as it was two thousand years ago.The Poetical Books reveal the heart of the nation of Israel and are considered some ofthe finest literature ever written. It is as if the authors' very hearts have been openedup for all to see. Pain is not minimized, nor is man's struggle to understand God downplayed. Questions of suffering are boldly asked, worship is gloriously displayed, wisdom is held in highest esteem, married sexual love is unashamedly portrayed, and philosophy is openly debated.Hebrew poetry is not structured around the rhyme or meter we are used to reading andhearing. Instead, ideas are often stated in one line and then reinforced in the secondline, or a second line is composed to add to or complete the thoughts of the first. Inother forms, the second line of poetry contrasts the first.Job and Song of Solomon were written as dramatic poems that tell a story. Most ofthe psalms were written to be accompanied by an instrument and are thus examples oflyric poetry--rich in its language of worship and praise. Proverbs and Ecclesiastes areexamples of didactic poetry, giving instructions or lessons about life in short conciseverses.