Item description for Mercer Commentary on the Bible: (Wisdom) Writings; Volume 3 by Watson E. Mills & Richard F. Wilson...
Overview Volume 3 of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible (MCB) comprises commentaries on the (Wisdom) writings of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible - that is, on the books of Job - Song of Songs - plus certain appropriate articles from the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible (MDB). This convenient text is for the classroom and for anyone who wished to focus on the study of these ancient "wisdom" writings. Other volumes in the series focus on other appropriate groups of canonical writings (Pentateuch, Gospels, and so forth; see page vii for a complete listing). Each volume contains MCB commentaries and appropriate articles from MDB.
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Studio: Mercer University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2001
Publisher Mercer University Press
Series Mercer Commentary on the Bible
ISBN 0865545081 ISBN13 9780865545083
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More About Watson E. Mills & Richard F. Wilson
Watson E. Mills and Richard F. Wilson are professors of Christianity in the Roberts Department of Christianity at Mercer University. Mills is a New Testament scholar and graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University. Wilson is a graduate of Mississippi College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mercer Commentary on the Bible: (Wisdom) Writings; Volume 3?
Excellent basic resource Jul 23, 2002
The Mercer Commentary is an excellent resource for studying the Bible. Each book of the Bible is introduced by giving information about the author, date of the book, setting, and basic themes. The books are then broken down a few verses at a time to give more of an explanation. Obviously, no one book can give adequate detail to every passage in the Bible, so the Commentary tends to give approximately two small paragraphs per chapter of the Bible on average.
The contributors generally approach the expositions from a moderate viewpoint focus on scholarship more than tradition. For example, although Ecclesiastes has often been ascribed to Solomon, the Commentary gives reasons why it is likely someone else. However, in instances like these the contributors to a good job of giving both points of view and not forcing one idea on the readers. Thus, I have found it to be an excellent source when open-mindedness is desired.