Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Understanding the Bible Commentary Series  -     By: Roland E. Murphy, Elizabeth Huwiler
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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

Baker Academic / 1995 / Paperback

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In this commentary on Proverbs, Murphy pays particular attention to parallelism in the book of Proverbs. Professor Murphy examines parallelism in Proverbs, a collection of generations of wisdom poems, symbolism, theology, and anthropology. Professor Huwiler enhances your appreciation of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs through her careful exposition of themes and images in two biblical books devoted to such human exploration and experience.

The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0801047269
ISBN-13: 9780801047268
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Series: Understanding the Bible Commentary

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The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.

Author Bio

Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm. (deceased 2002) was George Washington Ivey Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Duke University and adjunct professor at the Washington Theological Union. He was coeditor of the New Jerome Biblical Commentary and wrote numerous articles, books, and commentaries. Elizabeth Huwiler contributed the commentary on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs to Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Volume 12 of the New International Biblical Commentary Old Testament series. She is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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