Ecclesiastes & the Song of Songs
Ecclesiastes & the Song of Songs
  • Length: 472 pages
  • Published: March 23, 2010
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2515-8
  • Item Code: 2515
  • Case Quantity: 12

The Bible is both the inspired word of God for his people, whether in biblical times or for the church today, and a fully human book, written in a variety of cultural settings. The Apollos Old Testament Commentary aims to take with equal seriousness the divine and human aspects of Scripture.

This volume by Daniel J. Estes and Daniel C. Fredericks expounds the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs in a scholarly manner, and it shows the relevance of these important books to today's readers.

Edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham, these commentaries are intended primarily to serve the needs of those who preach from the Old Testament, but is equally suitable for use by scholars and all serious students of the Bible.

"The authors succeed in combining an eye for technical detail with an alertness to the message for today."

Tim Meadowcroft, Catalyst, Vol. 40, No. 3, March 2014

"The organization, sound scholarship, and engaging writing style of the authors makes the commentary a fantastic resource for pastors, scholars, and laypeople alike."

Russell L. Meek, Midwestern Journal of Theology


Editors' preface


Author's preface
1. What is man?
2. What is the advantage?
3. But is everything temporary?
4. Author and date
5. Other themes
6. History of interpretation
7. Genre
8. Language
9. Purpose
10. Structure

Text and commentary


Author's preface
1. Canonicity
2. Date
3. Authorship
4. Interpretational approaches
5. Literature
6. Unity
7. Structure
8. Theme

Text and commentary


Index of Scripture references
Index of authors
Index of subjects: Ecclesiastes
Index of subjects: The Song of Songs

Daniel C. Fredericks is senior vice president and provost at Belhaven College, Jackson. He is the author of Coping with Transience: Ecclesiastes on Brevity in Life and Qoheleth's Language: Re-evaluating Its Nature and Date.
Daniel J. Estes (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is professor of Bible and dean of the school of biblical and theological studies at Cedarville University in Ohio. His books include Hear, My Son and Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms.