Item description for Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature (Exploring the Bible, 3) by Ernest C. Lucas...
Israel's poets and sages left a scriptural legacy that has powerfully shaped the worship, thoughts and actions of the people of God. In the highs and lows and crossroads of life, we instinctively turn to their poetry, proverbs and discourses for the language we do not possess and the wisdom we desperately seek. Yet there is more to this literature than meets the eye--or fills the momentary need. A study of the Bible's wisdom and poetry will dramatically enhance its power and effectiveness. From the depths of lament to the heights of praise, from the eroticism of the Song of Songs to the hard realism of Ecclesiastes, and from the aphorisms of Proverbs to the discourses of Job, this guide introduces readers to the ancient background, the literary artistry, and the varied and timeless messages of the Psalms and Wisdom literature. Ernest C. Lucas gives us an informed, illuminating and interactive introduction to this portion of Scripture. Sparkling with interest and geared to the needs of students, this is an excellent textbook introduction to the Psalms and Wisdom literature.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 7.66" Height: 0.72" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830825533 ISBN13 9780830825530
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More About Ernest C. Lucas
Ernest C. Lucas is vice principal emeritus of Bristol Baptist College and an honorary research fellow in theology and religious studies at the University of Bristol. His other books include commentaries on Daniel and Ezekiel and a textbook on the Psalms and wisdom literature. Aformer research biochemist, he has also written books and articles on science and Christian faith. "