Item description for Ecclesiastes: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Michael A. Eaton...
Overview The book of Ecclesiastes has long puzzled Christians and even scholars. What does the book mean? And what relevance does it have to our lives? Michael Eaton provides a passage-by-passage analysis that attempts to account for the oddities of the text and to show how its message applies to us.
Publishers Description "If it needs a man who has suffered to write a commentary on Job . . . . Perhaps the only person entitled to comment on Ecclesiastes is a cynic who has revolted from the world in disillusionment and disgust." "If so," writes Michael Eaton, "I qualify." Scholars have long wrestled with the gloomy pessimism and striking omission of any mention of Yahweh in this portion of the Wisdom literature. After setting forth the issues related to the text, authorship, date and canonicity, Eaton assesses the purpose and structure of the book. He then provides a passage-by-passage analysis that attempts to account for the oddities of the text and to show its contemporary relevance. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.23" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 18, 2009
Publisher IVP Academic
Series Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
Series Number 18
ISBN 0830842187 ISBN13 9780830842186
Reviews - What do customers think about Ecclesiastes: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)?
Ecclesiastes Book Dec 8, 2008
The book came before its estimated arrival date in the condition as described. It was a good deal and I am happy with the purchase.
Thorough through brevity Oct 12, 2008
This commentary is thorough in its brevity. The nature of Ecclesiastes is in trying to understand the point of the book. I think this can be done with a thorough reading of it; as a complement to the study, Eaton does a fine job in explicating the text. I think his introduction is very good, even though in some areas I would depart from him. The strength of Eaton, in my view, is that he mentions some various views, but does not dwell on them - he stays with the text.