Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs : A Comprehensive Verse-By-Verse Exploration of the Bible (Leader Guide) (Genesis To Revelation Series)
What does the Bible say? What does it mean? How does it relate to my life? Genesis to Revelation , a comprehensive, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible, will strengthen your understanding and appreciation of the Scripture by helping you...
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What does the Bible say? What does it mean? How does it relate to my life? Genesis to Revelation, a comprehensive, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible, will strengthen your understanding and appreciation of the Scripture by helping you engage on these three levels. Newly revised, these Abingdon classics are based on the NIV translation and are presented in an easy-to-read format. Each of the volumes includes thirteen sessions.
Study the entire Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs in this comprehensive study beginning with a look at the springs of life in the Proverbs and ending with the Song of Songs' declaration that love is as strong as death. Some of the major ideas explored in this study are: the cost of getting involved, joy unlimited, the constancy of friendship, time to love and to hate, and the old and the new. The meaning of the selected passages is made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Includes maps and glossary with key pronunciation helps.
The Leader Guide includes the additional information you need to lead:
A verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scriptures.
Background material, including word studies and history of the biblical setting.
Answers to questions asked in the Participant Book.
Application of the Scripture to daily life situations.
A variety of study options.
Practical tips for leaders to use.
James L. Crenshaw (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; D.D., Furman University) is Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School, Durhan, NC. His Old Testament Wisdom has introduced thousands of students to biblical wisdom, as have his two collections of essays, Urgent Advice and Probing Questions and Prophets, Sages, & Poets.
He has written commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Job, Sirach, and Joel, as well as monographs Education in Ancient Israel, Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil, Prophetic Conflict, and A Whirlpool of Torment.
Presently, he is writing books on Job and Qoheleth, as well as an analysis of twentieth-century research on wisdom literature for Brill.