Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

ISBN-10: 080109223X

ISBN-13: 9780801092237

Edition: 2013

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To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos. Edward M. Curtis's volume on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs provides carefully organized guidance for interpreting, teaching, and illustrating these books.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Mark Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy ,nbsp; The Gospels and Jesus; Four Portraits, One Jesus; Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series. Mark in the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.

Welcome to the Teach the Text Commentary Series
Introduction to the Teach the Text Commentary Series
Abbreviations
Introduction to Ecclesiastes
Qoheleth�s and the Issues of Life: A Broader Biblical Perspective
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
Where All Is Hebel, Can Life Have Meaning?
Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11
Qoheleth's Futile Search for Meaning in a World Where All Is Hebel
Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
Enjoy Life Despite Its Difficulties and the Reality That All Will Die
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Everything Is Beautiful in Its Time, but We Cannot Understand God's Work and Timing
Additional Insights
God's Providence and the Limits of Human Understanding
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:3
Tension between the Experiences of Life and the Assertions of Faith
Additional Insights
Justice after Death The Dignity of Humans
Ecclesiastes 4:4-16
On Achieving the Balance That Reflects God's Order
Ecclesiastes 5:1-9
Wisdom and Propriety in Dealing with God
Ecclesiastes 5:10-6:9
The Folly of Greed: Be Content with What God Provides
Additional Insights
The Mystery and Complexity of Life under the Sun
Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:14
Humanity's Inability to Know What Is Good
Additional Insights
Teaching the Tensions of Life
Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
Affirming Human Limits and Fearing God
Additional Insights
Wisdom and Gender The Scheme of Things
Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
The Power of Wisdom and Folly
Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
Live with Trouble and Uncertainty-Then You Die
Additional Insights
Justice in Life and in Life after Death
Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
Embrace Wisdom as You Face Life's Folly and Uncertainty
Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8
Take Risks Wisely, Remember God, and Enjoy Life While You Still Can
Additional Insights
A Poem about Death
Ecclesiastes 12:9-14
The Conclusion of the Matter: Fear God and Keep His Commandments
Introduction to Song of Songs
The Greatest Song: A Song about Love
Song of Songs 1:1-2:7
Passion, Praise, and Delight Song of Songs 2:8-3:5
My Beloved Is Mine, and I Am His Additional Insights
Boundaries as Part of God's Order
Song of Songs 3:6-5:1
You Are Beautiful, My Love: Delight and Consummation
Additional Insights
A Wedding Described Beyond Physical Beauty
Song of Songs 5:2-6:3
What Is So Special about Your Beloved?
Song of Songs 6:4-7:13
The Spectacular Delights of Love
Additional Insights
Relationships That Reflect Yahweh's Order Moving beyond Song of Songs
Song of Songs 8:1-14
The Awesome Power of Love
Additional Insights
Love and the Choices We Make
Notes
Bibliography
Image Credits
Contributors
Index
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