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Publication Date: 20 Nov 2014
Series: For Everyone Series: Old Testament
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 256
Author: John Goldingay
ISBN-13: 9780281061358, 9780281067855

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs For Everyone

By John Goldingay
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Summary
What is at the heart of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs? A desire for life lived fully and well: life lived wisely; life lived purposefully; life lived in loving, joyful partnership with God and others. At the centre of this abundant life must be for God, for he desires all good things for us. He wants us to know his shalom - harmony, wholeness, health and peace. The wise sayings of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, and the rich, sensual poetry of the Song of Songs remind us how to conduct ourselves with wisdom, and without folly and futility, in the knowledge that we are deeply loved.

Using personal anecdote, a witty and lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament. And, as he guides us in our understanding of these time-honoured words and the ancient world they describe, he helps us to apply what we read to our lives.
About the Author
John Goldingay is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in the USA. Prior to joining Fuller, he was principal and a lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at St. John's Theological College, Nottingham. His published titles include Old Testament Theology (three volumes) and commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah and Psalms. As well as being a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he serves on the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

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