Ecclesiastes & the Song of Songs / Daniel C. Fredericks and Daniel J. Estes. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Apollos Old Testament commentaryPublication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [(c)2010. ; Nottingham, England : Apollos ; 2010. Description: 472 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0830825150; 1844744132; 9780830825158; 9781844744138Other title: Ecclesiastes and the Song of SongsSubject(s): Bible. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries | Old Testament Bible Study | Old Testament CommentariesGenre/Form: Ecclesiastes Commentaries. | Commentaries. LOC classification: BS1475.A665.E79.E235 2010COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Ecclesiastes Author's preface Introduction What is man? What is the advantage? But is everything temporary? The ancient Near East on brevity in life The Old Testament on brevity in life Metaphorical uses for hebel A biblical constellation of words describing transience Significance of time in Ecclesiastes The extent of temporariness in our lives Author and date Other themes Wisdom generally Advantages in life Joy and pleasure Wise, enjoyable effort God's sovereignty Realism History of interpretation Overview Conservative interpretation Critical interpretation Interpretation of hebel Genre Philosophical Cosmopolitan Poetic or proverbial Oratorical Autobiographical Vernacular Language Three 'influence' theories Text Structure Text and commentary The Song of Songs Author's preface Introduction Canonicity Date Authorship Interpretational approaches Non-literal approaches Typological approaches Dramatic approaches Cultic approaches Literal approaches Literature Unity Structure Theme Purpose Text and commentary.
For Daniel Fredericks, allowing the thematic words and phrases of Ecclesiastes to speak with their Hebrew voices demonstrates its affinity with the breadth of Old Testament legal, poetic, wisdom and prophetic writings as well as the teachings of Christ and the apostles. Ecclesiastes is found in the canon of Scripture because it plays a significant role in a cumulative theology of the Old and New Testaments. The beautiful and mysterious lyrics of the Song of Songs have prompted a wide range of interpretations. Daniel Estes reads the ancient song cycle int erms of its literary genre as Hebrew poetry. By attending to the literary features of the text, he seeks to remain sensitive to the emotions that the poet desired to express and to reproduce in the reader. At the same time, he endeavours to hear the echoes of the Song as they resonate within the larger context of the biblical canon, and to suggest how its prominent theme of the nurture of intimacy can be applied to life today. --From publisher's description.
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