NBBC, Ecclesiastes Lamentations: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition  -     By: Stephen J. Bennett
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NBBC, Ecclesiastes Lamentations: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

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The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study.

Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

Each volume features:

COMPLETELY NEW SCHOLARSHIP from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition. Convienient introductory material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more.

CLEAR VERSE-BY-VERSE EXPLANATIONS, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage's original language.

COMPREHENSIVE ANNOTATION divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text.

HELPFUL SIDEBARS, which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more.

EXPANDED BIBLIOGRAPHY for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Dimensions: 8.90 X 6.00 X 0.70 (inches)
ISBN: 0834125145
ISBN-13: 9780834125148
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Series: New Beacon Bible Commentary

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  1. James
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    Ecclesiastes/ Lamentations: Excellent!
    May 4, 2011
    James
    New City, NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
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    Ecclesiastes/Lamentations by Stephen J. Bennett is an insightful scholarly commentary on the books of Ecclesiastes and Lamentations. Bennett helps the reader understand the deeper themes and interpretations of the respective books while bringing the applications of these ancient texts into today's world. Bennett sets out to "present a viable (and hopefully helpful) interpretation of Ecclesiastes, while also including some of the diversity of interpretation that has gone before." Dr. Bennett does just that. The section on Lamentations is extremely rich with information and full of impactful and relevant interpretation. This is an excellent work.

    The theological themes are clearly defined and Bennett gives much insight to the text. He makes scholarly arguments that place the respective scriptures in their proper time periods and audience through the use of vocabulary and language; he addresses occasion and purpose; social and cultural issues; textual history and composition in a most impressive way. The book lends itself to the reader as a treasure trove as these wisdom books are not always easy to interpret.
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