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by James Crenshaw


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Includes an up-to-date bibliography. Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Library (Hardcover) (9780664212957) by James Crenshaw.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study . Westminster John Knox Press, 1987 M01 1 - 196 pages.

The contributors are scholars of international standing.

As with any series that reaches this level of respectability, it is comprehensive in scope while acknowledging that it is not exhaustive. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.

This critically acclaimed series provides fresh and authoritative treatments. 0664212956 (ISBN13: 9780664212957).

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old . James L. Crenshaw is the Robert L. Flowers Professorof Old Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina

The contributors are scholars of international standing. Flowers Professorof Old Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Series: The Old Testament Library.

Read King James Bible Online. Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth). The KJV Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. 12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

No wonder, then, that an ancient rabbi argued that King Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs in mature years and Ecclesiastes in his senility.

This oppressive message lies at the heart of the Bible's strangest book. No wonder, then, that an ancient rabbi argued that King Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs in mature years and Ecclesiastes in his senility. Professor Crenshaw differs: 'For many years I have been fascinated with the book, perhaps because it makes my own sceptism appear solidly biblical. Like the author, I observe a discrepancy between the vision of a just world, which I refuse to relinquish, and reality as I perceive it.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of. . About the Author: James L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.

Ecclesiastes has an oppressive message that contrasts radically with the earlier teachings in the book of Proverbs. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

Home . Details for: The Old Testament Library. Normal view MARC view ISBD view. The Old Testament Library. Publication: Philadelphia : The Westminster Press, 1987Description: 192 . SBN: 0-664-21295-6. Series: The Old Testament LibraryDewey: 22. 7 O44Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references. Екклезиаст (Когелет)- Комментарии, Bible.


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Vetibert
This outstanding commentary is part of a distinguished series – The Old Testament Library – which contains the explanations of the Hebrew Bible by noted scholars of international standing. The Library advertises its books saying that the “Journal of Biblical Literature” wrote: “Belongs on the shelves of students, clergy, and professional scholars as well as the serious layperson.” James L. Crenshaw is Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He introduces his 192-page commentary with a learned informative thirty-page introduction.
He tells readers that the unknown author of Qohelet – the end of Qohelet calls him a sage - saw no moral order in the universe and felt that humans cannot know God’s disposition in this “the Bible’s strangest book.” Wisdom’s claim to secure one’s existence is false. Intelligence cannot assure a good life. People die just like the beasts, apparently meaning that there is no life after death. Death cancels every human achievement. No action assures divine favor, and people cannot even know all that God wants. Since life is futile, men may eat, drink, and womanize.
He recognizes that Qohelet agrees that wisdom is more useful than folly, but stresses that Qohelet warns that one can never be sure that intelligent conduct will produce the desirable result. He dates the book as between 225 and 250 BCE. He supposes that the book became canonized not because of its contents, but because it was erroneously attributed to King Solomon.
Crenshaw criticizes the book somewhat, but very mildly. “In my judgment no one has succeeded in delineating the plan for the book, for it certainly has characteristics inherent to a collection of sentences…. (But) As in a kaleidoscope, apparently incongruent features of the text come together almost magically, framing many different but meaningful configurations.” He interprets the statement by “an ancient rabbi” as a quip that King Solomon wrote Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs in mature years, and Qohelet in his senility.” He says he disagrees. The author of Qohelet’s “eyes were alert and his powers of observation undiminished. What he taught has remained fresh through the ages, for Qohelet spoke eloquent truth.” It is the fruit of a lifetimes perspicacious research.
Mazuzahn
Great book very detailed and full of information
Ecclesiastes (Old Testament Library) download epub
Author: James Crenshaw
ISBN: 033400361X
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: SCM Press (1995)
Pages: 160 pages