Author James L. Crenshaw provides this commentary on what he calls the "Bible's strangest book." Ecclesiastes has an oppressive message that contrasts radically with the earlier teachings in the book of Proverbs. Arising from the author's fascination with Qohelet, this commentary provides thoughtful insight into the text, its history, and its acceptance as canon.
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James L. Crenshaw
is the Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of many books, including Old Testament Wisdom, Third Edition
, published by Westminster John Knox Press.ISBN: 9780664228033