Ecclesiastes: Ancient Wisdom When All Else Fails: A New Translation and Interpretive Paraphrase

Ecclesiastes: Ancient Wisdom When All Else Fails: A New Translation and Interpretive Paraphrase

by T. M. Moore, T. M. Moore
     
 
We live. We work. We die. Even with our best efforts to find lasting enjoyment and significance, we are faced with the conclusion that there is nothing new under the sun. Despite this gloomy assessment (or perhaps because of it), people have been drawn to the Middle Eastern wisdom of this enigmatic book for thousands of years. Its brutal honesty doesn't flinch from

Overview

We live. We work. We die. Even with our best efforts to find lasting enjoyment and significance, we are faced with the conclusion that there is nothing new under the sun. Despite this gloomy assessment (or perhaps because of it), people have been drawn to the Middle Eastern wisdom of this enigmatic book for thousands of years. Its brutal honesty doesn't flinch from life's difficulties or its thorniest problems.

The new translation and interpretive paraphrase provided here by T. M. Moore artfully unveils the ancient mysteries of this often puzzling book. By its very cynicism, Ecclesiastes seems to suggest that to find what is of enduring value we must embrace the hard things, not avoid them. With notes and a useful study guide, Moore skillfully shows us that the dark side will have its say. The question is, will it have the last word?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Biblical studies so rarely produces something totally new that when it does happen, it's a revelation. T.M. Moore, the former president of Chesapeake Theological Seminary, gamely takes on the curmudgeonly Qoheleth in Ecclesiastes: Ancient Wisdom When All Else Fails: A New Translation & Interpretive Paraphrase. He retranslates Ecclesiastes into rhymed iambic pentameter, creating some fascinating turns of phrase amidst Qoheleth's legendary musings. Amazingly, InterVarsity Press rescued this creative, unique manuscript from its slush pile. Kudos to all involved. ( May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830821112
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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