Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

ISBN-10: 1587431483

ISBN-13: 9781587431487

Edition: 2011

Authors: Daniel J. Treier

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Pastors and leaders of the classical church interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century. In this addition to the well-received series, Daniel Treier offers theological exegesis of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.nbsp;He is the coeditor of nine books and author of three, including Virtue and the Voice of God and Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

Series Preface
Author's Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: Sage Theological Commentary
Proverbs
Two Ways (Proverbs 1-9)
The Basic Framework
Prologue (1:1-7)
Hearing No Evil (1:8-19)
Hearing Wisdoms Offer (1:20-33)
Accepting Wisdom's Offer (2)
Holding on to Wisdom (3)
Prizing and Protecting the Parental Path (4)
Avoiding the Adulteress (5)
Avoiding Various Entanglements (6)
Avoiding Dame Folly (7)
Hearing Lady Wisdoms Offer Again (8)
Final Offers from Wisdom and Folly (9)
The Virtues of Proverbs (Proverbs 10-29)
Overview
Seven (Cardinal and Theological) Virtues
Seven Capital Vices
Speech Acts
Final Words: Wisdom in Cosmic, Social, and Familial Context (Proverbs 30-31)
Oracles from Outsiders
Order in Society and the Family
Ecclesiastes
Introduction: Nothing Is Really New or Lasting (Under the Sun) (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)
A Quest for "Better" (Ecclesiastes 1:12-6:9)
Wisdom Offers No Permanent Gain (1:12-18)
Achievements Offer No Permanent Gain (2:1-26)
Everything Must Be Suitable for Its Time (3:1-15)
Is There a Time or Place for Justice? (3:16-22)
Justice and the Community(4:l-l6)
God's Economy; Fulfilling Vows'(5:l-7)
Earthly Economies: Seeing "Wealth, Sleeping Well (5:8-6:9)
Transition: Summary of Part 1 and Introduction to Part 2 (Ecclesiastes 6:10-12)
Who Knows? (Ecclesiastes 7:1-12:7)
Proverbs on Wise Living in the Face of Death (7:1-14)
Musings on Retribution Theology (7:15-29)
Reflections on Wisdom and Authority (8:1-9)
Observations Regarding (Injustice (8:10-17)
More on Wise Living in the Face of the Future (9:1-10:20)
Proverbs on Acting without Certain Knowledge (11:1 -6)
Summing Up: Wisdom for Youth (11:7-12:7)
Conclusion: The End of the Matter (Ecclesiastes 12:8-14)
Bibliography
Subject Index
Scripture Index
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