This web site helps us navigate the forest of commentaries on any particular book of the Bible to find those that will best align with our individual purposes for studying — and those that have already proven most helpful to other students of the Scriptures. The resulting commentary will bring the Psalms to life for a new generation of students. Technical questions related to the Hebrew text or scholarly debate are addressed in the footnotes. In the Logos edition, each Scripture passage links to your favorite translation and is easy to study side-by-side with your other commentaries. Waltke's two volume set, though more detailed, can be tough sledding.
This work will prove especially helpful to preachers. . Pastors, teachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study. Even rarer is one that immerses readers in the deep questions of life. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, Longman considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Young scholars will find it especially helpful as an introduction to contemporary issues. While I may not agree with everything Professor Longman says, I have yet to be disappointed by anything he has written and I have yet to not find food for thought.
Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying levels of interest and training to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality. Every once in a while we come across reference works that are destined to become the most respected and consulted in a specific area. Following an introduction to the biblical book and a history of its interpretation, Hess divides his discussion into seven major sections. More than that, it confronts us anew with the mystery and responsibility of human existence before the face of God. This will probably sound foolish, but I like dust jackets on my hard-cover books.
This series is tailored to the distinctives of poetry and wisdom literature. Set up your own plan in the estore shopping cart. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, the set considers the theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. I think it is a landmark! It contains a treasury of learning and recent research into the Psalms. The clear and imaginative introduction alone is worth the price of the book. Don't be surprised to find Anne Lamott alongside Luther, Calvin, Aquinas, and Isaac Watts.
More than that, it confronts us anew with the mystery and responsibility of human existence before the face of God. Praise for the Print Edition This book is worthy of purchase certainly by Qohelet experts but also by general scholars and educated laypeople. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. Also, they both have topical studies. Calling it a welcome addition to the commentaries on Ecclesiastes would be to understate the significance of Bartholomew's work. Ecclesiastes Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary by Peter Enns Cover links to Amazon Reviews and Accolades: Tremper Longman: 4.
Murray Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Atlantic Baptist University. If you order on the 3rd of the month, future payments will be applied on the 3rd. The commentary is filled with mature theological insights, fresh ideas, and thoughtful reflections for contemporary appropriation. The Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms 7 vols. But, sometimes, less is more! He fully interacts with other Proverbs commentators such as Fox, Waltke, Murphy and others It's a shame that Fox's commentary on Proverbs 10-31 was not available for Longman to interact with when he was writing this commentary. Ecclesiastes and Lamentations New Beacon Bible Commentary by Stephen J. His explanations are understandable, his scholarship outstanding, and the topical appendix is wonderfully useful as a teaching resource.
Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for 18 years. He handles all the critical issues with care and insight and has given us a readable and penetrating portrayal of this enigmatic witness. Footnotes allow readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. It combines an intimate knowledge of the biblical text and the secondary literature on it with a passionate commitment to reading the text as Scripture, that is, the living voice of God to believers today. Written by an international team of scholars and edited by David W.
It's hard to find which commentary to buy because 1 there are so many out there, 2 they are expensive and 3 even if you did have the money, you rarely have the time to look through more than 3 commentaries when putting together a sermon or bible study. You get a nick or a bend in that, you don't have a dust jacket to cover it with. Wordsearch and LifeWay do not endorse all content and ideas they contain, but provides them for analysis and scholarly study. Readers desiring more detail should consult the two-volume Proverbs commentaries from Bruce K. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, Craig Bartholomew combines a careful exegetical reading of the book of Ecclesiastes with keen theological insights.
Blending literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insights, the acclaimed scholar offers his own translation of Psalms 90—150, followed by interpretive commentary. With deftness and clarity, Hess makes one of the most demanding books accessible to even the newest exegete. Bartholomew is also an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible and the coauthor, with Michael W. All this grappling with suffering, he argues, is the means to a greater end: debating and exploring the nature of true wisdom. He skillfully extracts the most informative insights from each of the other works. Longman's theological insights are excellent, especially for Christian readers. Feel free to call us at or , or contact us at.