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    Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms) (Hardback) By (author) Craig G. Bartholomew

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    DescriptionPresents a commentary on 'Ecclesiastes'. This title considers literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions of the text, offering theological reflection.


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    Title
    Ecclesiastes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig G. Bartholomew
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801026911
    ISBN 10: 0801026911
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    Ingram Theme: THEO/EVANGE
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG1
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A13503025
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL006090, REL006740
    BIC subject category V2: HRCF1
    DC22: 223.8077, 223/.8077
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000, REL006060
    DC22: 223.807
    LC classification: BS1475.53 .B378 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRMF12
    Publisher
    Baker Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
    Publication date
    24 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Ada, MI
    Author Information
    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.
    Back cover copy
    In this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, Craig Bartholomew combines a careful exegetical reading of the book of Ecclesiastes with keen theological insights. The series is tailored to the distinctives of poetry and Wisdom literature, featuring emphasis on the message of the biblical book; special attention to poetic structure and literary devices; incisive comments based on the author's translation of the Hebrew text; exegetical rigor that incorporates linguistic, historical, and canonical insights; closing reflections on each section that explore the text's theological dimensions; and textual notes that highlight important features of the Hebrew text. "Elegant and clear in presentation, with masterful control of the history of interpretation, Bartholomew has made a significant contribution to Ecclesiastes studies. He handles all the critical issues with care and insight and has given us a readable and penetrating portrayal of this enigmatic witness. A new standard."--Christopher R. Seitz, professor of biblical interpretation, University of Toronto, Wycliffe College "Bartholomew provides an exegetically accurate, theologically sensitive, and culturally relevant reading of the enigmatic Qoheleth. For Bartholomew, Ecclesiastes is neither a dusty museum piece confined to ancient history nor an alien treatise limited to a past religious era. Instead, by combining the best historical, linguistic, literary, canonical, theological, and hermeneutical perspectives on this text, Bartholomew treats Ecclesiastes as a dynamic text that speaks powerfully into the (post)modern context of church and culture."--Mark J. Boda, professor of Old Testament, McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University "It is a rare commentary that is both readable and learned. Even rarer is one that immerses readers in the deep questions of life. Bartholomew's new book helps us to think our way through Ecclesiastes and its mazes. More than that, it confronts us anew with the mystery and responsibility of human existence before the face of God."--Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, professor of biblical studies, Eastern University
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    "Bartholomew has made a major breakthrough in providing an integrated, holistic reading that recognizes the tensions within the book but regards them as intentional. The author provides a dialogue between two opposing poles--a confessional one of Israelite wisdom whose starting point is God and an autonomous one based on Greek thought with a human starting point. The book lets both positions forcefully contradict each other throughout so that the weight of each can be felt and evaluated. Bartholomew writes creatively and passionately with full awareness of every major and minor work written on Ecclesiastes and has an excellent grasp of contemporary theological and philosophical currents. Calling it a welcome addition to the commentaries on Ecclesiastes would be to understate the significance of Bartholomew's work. I think it is a landmark!"--Stephen Dempster, Stuart E. Murray Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Atlantic Baptist University "Bartholomew's commentary is an extraordinary achievement, in many ways a unique contribution to the vast literature on this enigmatic biblical book. It combines an intimate knowledge of the biblical text and the secondary literature on it with a passionate commitment to reading the text as Scripture, that is, the living voice of God to believers today. In addition, Bartholomew brings to his commentary a wide knowledge of the history of interpretation and of the hermeneutical issues involved in the appropriation of Ecclesiastes for today. Beyond these excellences, however, he also brings a prophetic awareness of the cultural and religious challenges facing the worldwide church today, and he is not afraid to make direct connections from the biblical text to the personal and global crises of our times. Rarely has the Preacher been made so preachable."--Al Wolters, professor of religion and theology, Redeemer University College