Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs

ISBN-10: 0664255221
ISBN-13: 9780664255220
Edition: 2000
Authors: Ellen F. Davis
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Ellen F. Davis is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She is the author of Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth Through Image and Text; Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and Getting Involved with God; and Imagination Shaped.

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
General Introduction: These Three Booksp. 1
Proverbsp. 9
Poetic Preface
The Goal of Learning (1:1-6)p. 25
The Fear of the Lord (1:7)p. 28
Bad Company (1:8-19)p. 29
Wisdom's Challenge (1:20-33)p. 31
The Choice between Two Paths (2:1-22)p. 34
Beyond the Limits of Human Understanding (3:1-12)p. 39
Laying Hold of Happiness (3:13-26)p. 42
The Scorners (3:27-35)p. 46
Loving Wisdom (4:1-9)p. 47
The Anatomy of Wisdom (4:20-27)p. 48
Frank Talk about Sex (5:1-23)p. 50
Standing Surety (6:1-5)p. 54
Parable of the Ant (6:6-11)p. 55
Adorned with the Commandments (6:20-24)p. 57
Femme Fatale (7:1-27)p. 58
Wisdom's Speech from the Heights (8:1-36)p. 62
Two Invitations (9:1-18)p. 70
Proverbs Proper
Constructive and Destructive Criticism (10:10)p. 75
Joy in Hope (10:28)p. 77
Gossip (11:11-13)p. 78
Women's Beauty, Women's Power (11:22)p. 80
The Root of the Righteous (12:3 and 12:12)p. 82
Working for Ourselves (12:9)p. 84
Choosing Companions (13:20)p. 86
Disciplining Children (13:24)p. 87
Honoring Solitude (14:10)p. 90
Joy and Sorrow (14:12-13)p. 91
Children's Inheritance (14:18,26)p. 92
The Religious Significance of the Poor (14:20-21)p. 93
Healing Speech (15:4)p. 96
Gaining a Heart (15:30-33)p. 98
Autonomy and Obedience (16:1-9)p. 100
The Power and the Justice of Kings (16:10-16)p. 103
Trusting God (16:20)p. 106
Temperance (16:32 and 25:28)p. 107
Choosing the Good (17:1)p. 108
The Danger of Isolation (18:1-2)p. 109
Deadly and Life-giving Speech (18:20-21)p. 112
Good Companions (18:22-24)p. 113
Contentiousness (19:13)p. 115
Fast Money (20:20-21)p. 116
Radical Pedagogy (22:6)p. 119
Thirty Savings (22:17-24:22)p. 120
The Cost of Laziness (24:30-34)p. 129
Delivering the Message (25:11-13)p. 131
Defeating Evil (25:21-22)p. 133
A Fool's Anger (27:3)p. 134
Envy (27:4)p. 134
Choosing Silence (27:14)p. 136
Closing Frames
The Words of Agur (30:1-33)p. 138
The Wisdom of Women (31:1-31)p. 148
Ecclesiastes
Introducing Koheleth (1:1)p. 169
The Great Question (1:2-3)p. 170
Instability and Amnesia (1:4-11)p. 171
Koheleth's Memoir (1:12-2:26)p. 173
The Pattern Woven in Time (3:1-15)p. 182
Injustice: Forsaking Our Creaturehood (3:16-22)p. 186
Perversions of Good Work (4:1-8)p. 189
The Wisdom of Reticence (5:1-7)p. 191
Economies of Grief and Joy (5:8-20)p. 193
Human Limitations (6:10-12)p. 196
Finding the Balance That Is Wisdom (7:1-22)p. 198
A Personal Note: Koheleth's Loneliness (7:23-29)p. 204
Against Presumption (8:1-9)p. 206
Is There Any Justice? (8:10-17)p. 208
To Life! (9:1-12)p. 211
Reckoning with Privilege (10:16-20)p. 215
The Grace of Not Knowing (11:1-6)p. 218
Youth and Age (11:7-12:8)p. 220
The Epilogue (12:9-14)p. 225
The Song of Songs
Solomon's Best (1:1)p. 238
Desire and Imagination (1:2-2:7)p. 241
Seeking, Finding (3:1-5)p. 254
Up from the Wilderness (3:6)p. 260
Desire Satisfied (4:1-5:1)p. 262
Testimony of the Women of Jerusalem (5:2-6:3)p. 275
Formidable Beauty (6:4-10)p. 284
The Dancing Shulammite (6:13-7:13)p. 287
The Strength of Love (8:6-14)p. 295
Works Citedp. 303
For Further Readingp. 306
Abbreviationsp. 306
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