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Ecclesiastes

Author: Peter Enns
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Two horizons Old Testament commentary.
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In this expert commentary on Ecclesiastes, Peter Enns neither disregards nor attempts to resolve the book's many theological tensions and ambiguities. Rather, he shows how these form the backdrop against which the author struggles to show readers the proper path forward in their journeys of faith -- remaining true to the tradition to "fear God and keep the commands" despite the apparent futility of human existence.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Enns
ISBN: 9780802866493 0802866492
OCLC Number: 719426755
Description: xiv, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Commentary --
Theological horizons of Ecclesiastes --
The contribution of Ecclesiastes to biblical theology (and the contribution of biblical theology to Ecclesiastes) --
The significance of Ecclesiastes for theology and praxis today.
Series Title: Two horizons Old Testament commentary.
Responsibility: Peter Enns.

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In this expert commentary on Ecclesiastes, Peter Enns neither disregards nor attempts to resolve the book's many theological tensions and ambiguities. Rather, he shows how these form the backdrop against which the author struggles to show readers the proper path forward in their journeys of faith -- remaining true to the tradition to "fear God and keep the commands" despite the apparent futility of human existence. --from publisher description.

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