Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Written By Iain Provan
Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Publsiher : Zondervan
  • Release : 11 October 2011
  • ISBN : 0310872081
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Ecclesiastes Song of Songs written by Iain Provan which was release on 11 October 2011, this book published by Zondervan. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs have always presented particular challenges to their readers, especially if those readers are seeking to understand them as part of Christian Scripture. Ecclesiastes regularly challenges the reader as to grammar and syntax. The interpretation even of words which occur frequently in the book is often unclear and a matter of dispute, partly because there is frequent word-play in the course of the argument. The argument is itself complex and sometimes puzzling and has often provoked the charge of inconsistency or outright self-contradiction. When considered in the larger context of the OT, Ecclesiastes stands out as an unusual book, whose connection with the main stream of biblical tradition seems tenuous. We find ourselves apparently reading about the meaninglessness of life and the certainty of death in a universe in which God is certainly present but is distant and somewhat uninvolved. When considered in the context of the NT, the dissonance between Ecclesiastes and its scriptural context seems even greater; for if there is one thing that we do not find in this book, it is the joy of resurrection. Perhaps this is one reason why Ecclesiastes is seldom read or preached on in modern churches. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) has been read, historically, by Christians, in two primary ways—as a text which concerns the love and sexual intimacy of human beings and as a text which uses the language of human love and intimacy to speak of something else—the relationship between Christ and the church. Christians have often felt that they must choose between these options—that a text about human love and sexual intimacy could not be at the same time a spiritual text. It is one of the challenges of reading the Song to explore how far this is necessarily true and how far Christian readers have been influenced in their reading more by Platonism and Gnosticism than by biblical thinking about the nature of the human being and of human sexuality. Another challenge is to discover whether the Song is really one “song” at all, or simply a haphazard collection of shorter poems cast together because of their common theme of love; and still another is to gain clarity on what, precisely, is the connection between the Song and Solomon. This commentary sets out to wrestle honestly with all the challenges of reading these biblical books—the challenges of reading the texts in themselves, and the challenges of reading them as intrinsic parts of Christian Scripture. Using the standard structure of the NIVAC series, it explores their “original meaning,” the “bridging contexts” that enable their journey to the present, and their “contemporary significance.” In the course of the exploration, these books are seen to be deeply relevant in what they have to say both to the contemporary church and the contemporary culture.

Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : Iain Provan
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs have always presented particular challenges to their readers, especially if those readers are seeking to understand them as part of Christian Scripture. Ecclesiastes regularly challenges the reader as to grammar and syntax. The interpretation even of words ...

The NIV Application Commentary

The NIV Application Commentary
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes

Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes
  • Author : Franz Delitzsch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Total pages : 442
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : Download or read online Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes written by Franz Delitzsch, published by which was released on 1891. Get Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : Duane A. Garrett
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text....

Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon

Ecclesiastes   Song of Solomon
  • Author : David A. Hubbard
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2004-07-28
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background ...

Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs  Understanding the Bible Commentary Series
  • Author : Roland E. Murphy,Elizabeth Huwiler
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : 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 ...

Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : David George Moore,Max E. Anders,Daniel L. Akin
  • Publisher : Holman Reference
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 367
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : One in a series of twenty Old Testament verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike....

Job Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Job  Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : August H. Konkel,Tremper Longman III
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series (18 volumes) is the product of nearly 40 scholars, many of whom participated in the creation of the NLT. The contributors to this series, who are well-known and represent a wide spectrum of theological positions within the evangelical community, have built each volume to help pastors, teachers, ...

Ecclesiastes the Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes   the Song of Songs
  • Author : Daniel C. Fredericks,Daniel J. Estes
  • Publisher : IVP Academic
  • Release Date : 2010-03-23
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : The Bible is both a divine and a human book. It is the inspired word of God for his people, whether in biblical times or for the church today. It is also a fully human book, written by different people in a variety of cultural settings. Knowledge of biblical language ...

Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : George Athas
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's ...

Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : Duane A. Garrett
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1993-06-11
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* ...

Ecclesiastes Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes  Song of Songs
  • Author : Iain William Provan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 399
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  Song of Solomon
  • Author : Frank Ramirez
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 110
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : 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 ...

Exploring Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon

Exploring Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon
  • Author : George R. Knight
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are often overlooked scriptural jewels. This devotional commentary will help uncover new facets in these books. It will present the reader with an abundance of material about biblical writing style, poetry, marital customs, original language, and practical application for today. These things make it truly ...

Proverbs Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  and the Song of Songs
  • Author : Ellen F. Davis
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0310872081
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Summary : 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 ...