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, 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 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.

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.

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.

Come and See: Wisdom

Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Wisdom, Sirach
Author: Laurie Manhardt, Ph. D.,Jan Liesen,Laurie Watson Manhardt
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 9781931018555
Category: Religion
Page: 219
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Come and See Catholic Bible Study Wisdom covers the wisdom literature of the bible found in the Old Testament -- Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, Wisdom and Sirach. This study uses modern study tools -- inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the writings of popes and saintsto unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application.

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: 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.

Solomonis Panaretos

Commentarie Upon the Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs
Author: John Trapp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 708
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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs


Author: James Crenshaw
Publisher: Genesis to Revelation
ISBN: 9780687062126
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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This comprehensive 13-session, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible uses a three-dimensional approach. Each 13-session volume is based on the NIV translation.1.The study book helps students answer the question, "What does the Bible say?"2.The meaning of the passage is made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words3.Students connect the meaning of the Scripture with their own lives.Study Books. Order one for each class member and leader.Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon

The Beginning of Wisdom - A Devotional Study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon


Author: Warren A Henderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781939770301
Category: Religion
Page: 492
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The overall theme of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon is succinctly stated in Proverbs 9:10: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Concisely put, to know God is what knowledge means and such understanding should prompt fearful awe of Him. In his early years, Solomon's son learned that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Prov. 1:7). As Solomon's son advanced into the school of life, wisdom instructed him that it was foolish to live without God in the world. True wisdom is inseparable from the fear of the Lord; it is man's starting point in understanding the mind of God, which enables him to resolve questions otherwise inscrutable. Those who choose to walk in the path of godly obedience find life and blessing, and demonstrate their understanding of who God is and of His ways. Warren Henderson

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.

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

SCM Core Text: Wisdom Literature


Author: Alastair Hunter
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334040159
Category: Religion
Page: 302
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This textbook is aimed at undergraduates on level two or three courses relating to Old Testament Wisdom literature. The book begins with a consideration of what the term 'wisdom literature' means in Hebrew usage, and also examines which biblical materials might properly be classified as belonging to the category of wisdom literature. The cultural and political context of ancient Israel is examined, together with an analysis of the key problem of whether or not there were any practical levels of literacy in the period in question. The middle section of the book looks in more depth at those books considered to contain 'wisdom literature': Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus. The genre is characterised by praise of God, often in poetic form and by sayings of wisdom intended to teach about God and about virtue. Questions of authorship, editing, interpretation, the historical context of some of the writings, the book's major themes and sub-themes and the latest criticisms of each are laid out for discussion and analysis. The book is written with the undergraduate in mind, and is full of pedagogical features including tables and summaries of data, which allows for a more intensive agenda and for those with knowledge of classical Hebrew to pursue individual themes at greater depth

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 Aramaic-English Interlinear Peshitta Old Testament (Poetry) Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon)


Author: Rev. David Bauscher
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329732707
Category: Religion
Page: 350
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This is an interlinear translation of the Peshitta Aramaic Old Testament poetry books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon, also known as the Wisdom books. The Peshitta Old Testament is a translation of the entire Hebrew Bible, most likely completed in the 1st century AD, in this author's opinion. Much supporting evidence for a 1st century AD translation is proffered in notes in this and other volumes of the Peshitta Old Testament Interlinear. Most Peshitta scholars believe the translation was produced by early Hebrew Christians. As such, the Peshitta Old Testament would have comprised the first Christian Old Testament, which in conjunction with the Peshitta original New Testament, would comprise the first complete Christian Bible. 348 pages 8x11 paperback.

Getting Involved with God

Rediscovering the Old Testament
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561011975
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, why anyone would want to do it anyway. It is at the same time a book about reading the Old Testament as a source of Good News and guidance for our life with God. The key piece of Good News that the Old Testament communicates over and over again is that God is involved with us, deeply and irrevocably so. from the Introduction With sound scholarship and her own vivid translations from the Hebrew, Old Testament professor Ellen Davis teaches us a spiritually engaged method of reading scripture. Beginning with the psalms, whose frank prayers can be a model for our own, Davis reflects on the stories of the patriarchs and the pastoral wisdom of the book of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs in helping us cultivate those habits of the heart that lead to a rich relationship with God."