Baker Academic, 9780801026911, 448pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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Respected Old Testament scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the well-received "Drama of Scripture," provides a careful exegetical reading of Ecclesiastes in this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Along with helpful translation and commentary, "Ecclesiastes" considers the theological implications of the text and its literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying levels of interest and training to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. Pastors, teachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study.
About the Author
Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of The Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of "Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory" and coauthor of "The Drama of Scripture" and "Living at the Crossroads." He was the founder and convener of the ten-year Scripture and Hermeneutics Project as well as the coeditor of the eight substantial volumes that emerged from the project.