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By Julie Ann Duncan

The Abingdon previous testomony Commentaries offer compact, serious commentaries at the books of the previous testomony for using theological scholars and pastors. The commentaries also are priceless for upper-level collage or college scholars and for these liable for educating in congregational settings. as well as supplying easy details and insights into the previous testomony writings, those commentaries exemplify the projects and approaches of cautious interpretation, to aid scholars of the outdated testomony in coming to an educated and important engagement with the biblical texts themselves. the current quantity offers an up to date, readable statement at the e-book of Ecclesiastes. The statement covers serious concerns part by means of part whereas emphasizing the bigger theological and literary matters in Ecclesiastes and illustrating its relevance for contemporary readers. "The targeted booklet of Ecclesiastes calls for a special form of observation, one who probes its old knowledge with severe deference, appreciates its problematical ambiguity, and extends its insights in ways in which are profoundly proper for modern readers.  Julie Duncan’s remedy succeeds in each respect.   Elegantly written, her remark explores the book’s old close to jap context in clean methods and engages Qohelet’s knowledge with probably the most urgent questions of our day, demonstrating that there's “nothing new lower than the solar” after all.   hugely suggested for either scholar and scholar." - William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary   "While the literary and historic context and the exegetical research are first-class, the theological/existential reflections are easily superb." - Gerald Janzen, MacAllister-Petticrew emeritus Professor of outdated testomony, Christian Theological Seminary "The fantastic thing about Ecclesiastes is a sophisticated and mysterious one, concurrently profound and poetic, reticent and reluctant to yield every thing too speedy or simply; it repays in basic terms the main ardent admirers.  we're rather lucky, then, to have this observation from Julie Duncan, whose insights into the e-book are both compelling, insightful, and wonderfully poetic.  this can be theological-existential observation at its most sensible, a real interpretation of (not easily observations approximately) the textual content, a sublime therapy the place one encounters Qoheleth in dialog with every thing from Gilgamesh and Ahiqar to Shakespeare, Camus, Tolstoy, and T. S. Eliot to William James, Woody Allen, and Etty Hillesum. this can be a appealing commentary--one to be savored." - Brent A. Strawn, Professor of outdated testomony, Emory college "Julie Duncan has talented us with a superbly written, really empathetic examining of Ecclesiastes. Her crafty remedy breathes grace and pathos even into Qohelet's such a lot maddening conundrums, making Ecclesiastes extra compelling than ever. Duncan's sturdy scholarship will rightfully stake a spot within the panorama of Ecclesiastes commentaries, but her teacher's voice continues to be obtainable to scholars. by means of accenting her cautious exegesis with insightful epigraphs and illustrations, she ushers our discussion with Qohelet out of the previous and into our personal imaginations. Hurry, every person! arrange your Ecclesiastes type now, as the excellent textual content has eventually arrived!" - Lisa M. Wolfe, Professor, Endowed Chair of Hebrew Bible, Oklahoma urban collage “Julie Duncan’s in-depth research of Ecclesiastes offers provocative insights into the text’s literary and theological settings, therefore heading off the misunderstandings that experience marred the background of this book’s interpretation. With beautiful flavor in phrases and metaphors, and with references to historic and sleek literature and modern lifestyles, the writer takes the reader into the traditional writer’s look for which means, making this ebook a needs to in the event you have continually enjoyed Ecclesiastes yet aren’t definite why.” —Osvaldo D. Vena, professor of latest testomony interpretation,...

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