Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs: NIV Application Commentary [NIVAC]
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The Books of Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs present unique difficulties to readers---the challenge of reading the texts in themselves and seeing them as intrinsic parts of Scripture. In this newest volume in The NIV Application Commentary, Iain Provan wrestles honestly with the grammar and syntax issues of Ecclesiastes and the interpretation options of the Song of Songs, portraying both books as deeply relevant to the contemporary church and culture. 432 pages, hardcover, Zondervan.

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Title: Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs: NIV Application Commentary [NIVAC]
By: Iain Provan
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.19 X 6.13 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 14 ounces
ISBN: 031021372X
ISBN-13: 9780310213727
Series: NIV Application Commentary
Stock No: WW21372X

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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.

To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

Author Bio

Iain Provan (PhD, Cambridge University) is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he is the author of commentaries on Lamentations and 1 and 2 Kings.

Editorial Reviews

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“Here at last is a commentary which is not only academically well informed but which helps that commentary reader hear God’s Word and consider its implications; scholarship in service of the Church.”
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“The NIV Application Commentary series helps pastors and other Bible teachers with one of the most neglected elements of good preaching---accurate, useful application. Most commentaries tell you a few things that are helpful and much that you do not need to know. By dealing with the original meaning and contemporary significance of each passage, the NIV Application Commentary series promises to be helpful all the way around.”
“It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary series will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.”
“The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the entire evangelical community.”
“The NIV Application Commentary series will be a great help for readers who want to understand what the Bible means, how it applies, and what they should do in response.”

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