Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms
"Estes's Handbook represents an enormous amount of time and labor well spent, for which teachers and students will be grateful."--Frederic Clarke Putnam, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society ^^In this work, Daniel Estes introduces students to the Old Testament...
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"Estes's Handbook represents an enormous amount of time and labor well spent, for which teachers and students will be grateful."--Frederic Clarke Putnam, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
^^In this work, Daniel Estes introduces students to the Old Testament poetical books--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. ^Each chapter explores one of the five poetical books. Estes first summarizes some of the book's key issues. He then devotes the main portion of the chapter to an exposition of the book, interacting with major commentaries and recent studies. Each chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography, allowing for further exploration.
^^Following in the tradition of Handbook on the Pentateuch, this valuable resource will help pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and Bible study leaders better understand the overall flow of each poetical book. Now in paperback.
This valuable resource introduces readers to the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs--and helps them better understand each book's overall flow. Estes summarizes some of each book's key issues, offers an exposition of the book that interacts with major commentaries and recent studies, and concludes with an extensive bibliography. Now in paperback.
"This is an eminently readable and useful book for the study of the wisdom books and Psalms. The Psalms are very popular among Christians, and this work opens up ways of studying and understanding them that will take most Christians much farther in their appreciation of these compositions and of the Psalter in which they are found. Estes also skillfully leads readers into a new appreciation for the wisdom books, which are often misunderstood and underappreciated. Students, pastors, and even highly motivated laypeople will find much to treasure in this book."--David M. Howard Jr., professor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary"In this handbook Estes takes his readers by the hand to guide them through some of the more difficult books of the Old Testament. The introductory sections provide excellent orientation to their contents and to appropriate reading strategies, while the commentary explains the thought flow of the biblical writers and, importantly, the sometimes apparent breaks in thought flow. Estes writes lucidly and informs his discussion from his acquaintance with a wide range of current biblical scholarship. This is a first-class study aid that anyone could read with profit."--Robert P. Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge"This introduction to the biblical books on godly piety and wisdom represents a model of balanced and judicious study. While taking advantage of the most recent scholarship on the Psalms and the wisdom writings, Estes is able to distill this information and present it in a form that is accessible to laypersons and helpful to any involved in the serious study of Scripture. He invites readers to an even greater delight in reading the Bible than they have had before."--Daniel I. Block, professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College"Estes here provides the advanced student with an overview of the contents and theological message of the poetic books of the Bible and with some of their current interpretation. His insights reflect the best findings of contemporary scholarship. Without resorting to critical technicalities, he decodes many of the secrets of the biblical text and uncovers cultural realities that throw light on otherwise obscure sayings. Though faithful to the ancient biblical message, he always has his modern readers in mind as he plumbs the depths of that message. The bibliographies that follow each chapter will only enhance the study of this often overlooked segment of the biblical tradition."--Dianne Bergant, CSA, professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
Daniel J. Estes (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) serves as dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies and as Distinguished Professor of Bible. is distinguished professor of Bible at Cedarville University and author of Hear, My Son: Teaching and Learning in Proverbs 1-9; Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms and Song of Songs(Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, will be released in the spring of 2009
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Job<br>psalms<br>proverbs<br>ecclesiastes<br>song Of Songs<br>index