By Eric S. Christianson

Over the centuries, Ecclesiastes has motivated a few assorted parts of lifestyles and inspiration. Ecclesiastes throughout the Centuries assesses the attention-grabbing results of the booklet at the tradition of a number of the instances in faith, paintings, and social notion.

  • Explores a desirable diversity of Jewish and Christian readings
  • Features enticing and weird examples from artwork, tune, literature and historical past: from Thackeray and Orwell, to Salvador Dali’s Illustrated Bible, to the inflammatory exposition of Ecclesiastes on the funeral of Queen Mary
  • This is the 3rd previous testomony quantity released within the cutting edge Blackwell Bible Commentaries sequence
  • The sequence is supported by way of an internet site at

Show description

Read Online or Download Ecclesiastes (Blackwell Bible Commentaries) PDF

Best old testament books

Ecclesiastes (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching)

"Ecclesiastes" is a suite of sayings by way of Qoheleth (meaning "preacher" or "teacher"), who has launched into a trip to find the aim of human life. This statement presents an interpretation of this vintage textual content.

Genesis: Interpretation : A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

Each one biblical booklet is gifted for its foremost use by means of instructor or preacher, taking into consideratoin its centra objective, its use within the liturgical and confessional culture and in lectionaries, and its precise importance for Christian ethics and theology.

The Promise of the Land as Oath: A Key to the Formation of the Pentateuch

During this examine, Suzanne Boorer offers a method of comparing many of the present and conflicting paradigms for the formation of the Pentateuch, via examining chosen texts in Genesis to Numbers that categorical Yahweh's oath of the land to the ancestors, so one can be certain their relative degrees in terms of their surrounding contexts, when it comes to one another, and in terms of their parallels in Deuteronomy.

The Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes: A Critical Survey of Historical and Archaeological Records relating to the People of Israel in Exile in Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia up to ca. 300 BCE

There were many legends and traditions in regards to the ten misplaced tribes of the Northern state of Israel. This ebook attracts upon broad discoveries and knowledge released in regards to the move of the folk of Israel and Judah from Davidic occasions to the sunrise of the Hellenistic interval. the writer has demonstrated the biblical files opposed to archaeological facts, testimony and inscriptions present in Syria, Assyria, Babylon and Persia.

Extra resources for Ecclesiastes (Blackwell Bible Commentaries)

Example text

This world is false, fickle and frail’, laments the poet (l. 83, 1952: 162; further, see the commentary below on 8:17).

For the sentiments he expresses in his search are as varied as the individuals he impersonates . . Therefore we find that some statements of this book are introduced as inquiries, while others are meant to give satisfaction by their logic . . It is clear . . that one statement is introduced through his impersonation of the weak, while the other is added from the dictates of reason. (In Gregory the Great 1959: 193) Such an approach allows Gregory to ‘solve’ troublesome passages. ” While a little later he adds, “The dawn of youth is fleeting” [11:9–10].

The third is A. J. Rosenberg’s Judaica Press edition of the Hagiographa (1992), which includes translation of all of Rashi’s commentary as well as selections from Sforno, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra and various talmudic and midrashic sources. The fourth is Michael V. Fox’s JPS commentary on Ecclesiastes (2004). The ‘overview of interpretations’ section of his introduction (pp. xxii–xxx) helpfully surveys the main rabbinic approaches and, as befits the remit of that series, informs the exegesis of the whole commentary.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 34 votes