Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach, The New Interpreter's Bible #5  -     Edited By: Leander E. Keck
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Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach, The New Interpreter's Bible #5

Edited By: Leander E. Keck
Abingdon Press / 1997 / Hardcover

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This volume on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, the book of Wisdom, and Sirach offers unparalleled excellence in contemporary critical scholarship. The full texts and critical notes of the NIV and NRSV are presented in parallel columns for quick reference followed by exegetical commentary informed by linguistic, text-critical, historical-critical, literary, social-scientific, and theological methods. One general article and book-length detailed interpretations are offered by the following contributors: Raymond C. Van Leeuwen (Proverbs), W.Sibley Towner (Ecclesiastes), Renita J. Weems (Song of Songs), Michael Kolarcik (Book of Wisdom), James L. Crenshaw (Book of Sirach).

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 068727818X
ISBN-13: 9780687278183
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Introduction to Wisdom Literature; Proverbs; Ecclesiates. New Interpreter's® Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

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Leander E. Keck, convener of the Editorial Board and Senior New Testament Editor, is Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology Emeritus at Yale Divinity School. 2008: Boston College School of Theololgy and Ministry
2007: RICHARD J CLIFFORD is Professor of Old Testament, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambrdige, MA

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  1. RICHARD HOLT
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    The section on Proverbs is great.
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    RICHARD HOLT
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    I have not read the commentaries on The Book of Wisdom or the Book of Sirach as they were outside my focus of interest at the time I was using this volume. Van Leeuwen's contribution on Proverbs is very helpful. I have referred to it on numerous occasions. Unfortunately, I was not as impressed with either Towner's or Weem's contribution (Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs respectively).
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