Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry and Writings: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical ScholarshipTremper Longman III, Peter EnnsIVP Academic / 2008 / Hardcover$34.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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CJ5 Stars Out Of 5DICTIONARY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (Wisdom, Poetry)December 2, 2016CJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Extremely in-depth in analysis on the Wisdom Books in the OT including also Ruth, Esther, Lamentations.
Reader will learn things in the Wisdom Books he or she could not get in any other way unless they
have taken a formal seminary course. If one is going to preach or teach from the Wisdom Books in the OT,
then he or she must have this reference source at their fingertips. Just simply indispensable as a tremendous
source of knowledge on the Wisdom Books in the OT. Don't preach or teach without it!
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Reference VolumeMay 31, 2016Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This volume is another of the massive volumes in IVPs Black Dictionary series. It upholds the quality this series is known for. Edited by Tremper Longman and Peter Enns, with Longman particularly known for his work in Wisdom Literature, and hosting a long list of competent authors, this dictionary is one of the most important works on the Wisdom books available today.
Beyond the usual suspects of Job through Song of Solomon, this dictionary covers the Megillot, which adds Ruth, Lamentations, and Esther to the information covered. The audience written to is clearly a scholarly one, but pastors and teachers can glean much even if they feel the need to skip a few paragraphs in some articles.
Each of the books are covered in as in-depth fashion as a major commentary. Actually, more information than is covered in many of them will be found. The one on Psalms covered most every issue on the Book of Psalms that could be imagined. Some of the history of interpretation including the wave of form criticism that Psalms has faced is covered even if it beyond what many of us thinks is important. On the other hand, the ways certain psalms are categorized was very enlightening.
I read other articles on a variety of subjects and found them helpful. For example, I read the article on Ahasuerus from the Book of Esther and found it fascinating. There are many other such articles.
This is a fine reference volume to have on hand and I recommend it.
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Paul Burgess4 Stars Out Of 5Wisdom Dictionary is greatNovember 13, 2010Paul BurgessQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book should be in every Theology students library, I recommend it as a good resource
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