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The Book of Ecclesiastes (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) [Hardcover]

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Pages   306
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.44" Width: 6.56" Height: 1.12"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1998
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802823661  
EAN  9780802823663  

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"Everything is meaningless!" cries Qohelet, Ecclesiastes's main speaker. How does this shocking perspective from the midst of sacred canon fit into the rest of biblical revelation? Join Longman in this newest addition to the NICOT as he addresses this fundamental question. Verse by verse, you'll enjoy incisive commentary on one of the Bible's most intriguing books.

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Ecclesiastes is one of the most fascinating -- and hauntingly familiar -- books of the Old Testament. The sentiments of the main speaker of the book, a person given the name Qohelet, sound incredibly modern. Expressing the uncertainty and anxieties of our own age, he is driven by the question, "Where can we find meaning in the world?" But while Qohelet's question resonates with readers today, his answer is shocking. "Meaningless," says Qohelet, "everything is meaningless." How does this pessimistic perspective fit into the rest of biblical revelation? In this commentary Tremper Longman III addresses this question by taking a canonical-Christocentric approach to the meaning of Ecclesiastes. Longman first provides an extensive introduction to Ecclesiastes, exploring such background matters as authorship, language, genre, structure, literary style, and the book's theological message. He argues that the author of Ecclesiastes is not Solomon, as has been traditionally thought, but a writer who adopts a Solomonic persona. In the verse-by-verse commentary that follows, Longman helps clarify the confusing, sometimes contradictory message of Ecclesiastes by showing that the book should be divided into three sections -- a prologue (1:1-11), Qohelet's autobiographical speech (1:12-12:7), and an epilogue (12:8-14) -- and that the frame narrative provided by prologue and epilogue is the key to understanding the message of the book as a whole.

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Disappointing at best  Sep 17, 2007
This work typifies my frustration with Longman - much too interested in critical exegesis rather than a pastoral concern. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this work. He adopts a very pessimistic view of Ecclesiastes and often finds the author (someone other than Solomon) to be confused and disjointed. Frankly, highly disappointing for a supposedly evangelical author.
A great example of what a exergetical commentary should be  Mar 12, 2001
I was quite pleased by Tremper Longman's treatment of this often missunderstood text. He spends a good deal of time introducing the genere of the book so we can better understand the type of lit. that is falls in, and from there he takes you on a verse through verse journey of what "qohelet" (the author of the book) has to say to the everyman. Also as a side note his footnotes on this volume can lead you into some exciting research of your own. I recomend this volume to anyone that is serious about understanding the wisdom lit. of the Bible better

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