Jun 24, 2010

New Commentary on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

The Wisdom Literature in general, and Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon in particular have been especially challenging books for many to teach or preach. I am always looking for helpful resources for these books. For this reason, I wa
s particularly delighted to receive a copy of the new commentary on Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series by Daniel Fredericks and Daniel Estes. I have not had the opportunity to get into the book yet, but I have found other volumes in the AOTC series to be helpful, so I am quite hopeful. In any case, here is the publishers description of the book.

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, this 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.

For a look at the table of contents go here.

Much thanks Adrianna Wright and InterVarsity Press for the review copy.


Chris Price said...

So would you say that the Apollos Series is good overall. I saw their Leviticus commentary and did not have time to get into it so I did not buy it.

Charles Savelle said...

Hi Chris,
I do like some of the features of the Apollos series, most notably, the fact that it tries to deal with the theological message of the book. Some commentaries tend to deal only with the nuts and bolts of exegesis.
I have the Leviticus volume but haven't used it a great deal so I am not sure whether to recommend it or not. If you are looking for a solid all-around commentary on Leviticus I would recommend Mark Rooker's volume in the New American Commentary series.