Accessible, up-to-date, and brilliantly formatted teaching commentaries for pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders.
Curtis' volume Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs
presents two of the Bible's most intriguing, enigmatic, and difficult books. While teaching students the implications of the text for their lives and informing them about the historical context of these books, Curtis also looks at authorship, reception, and their place in the Christian canon.
The Teach the Text Commentary
series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication.
Each unit of the commentary includes:
- the big idea
- key themes of the passage
- sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text
- full-color illustrations, maps, and photos
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.
Edward M. Curtis (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Studies at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He is the author of many articles and books, including Transformed Thinking and Discovering the Way of Wisdom.
I can think of no one better equipped to write a commentary on the wisdom literature than Ed Curtis. Readers will discover many helpful and practical insights from Ed's own wisdom as he skillfully guides inquirers through the complexities and delights of this literature.
-Clinton E. Arnold,
Dean and Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Dr. Ed Curtis is an ideal person to write this commentary on the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. His scholarly expertise combines with his many years of living out the wisdom literature to provide pastors and teachers with an invaluable commentary that will help them communicate in a deep yet practical way the treasures of these often-underappreciated books.
-Michael J. Wilkins,
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
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