A Good Resource on Ecclesiastes

Michael V. Fox’s JPS commentary on Ecclesiastes is a helpful Jewish resource on this difficult OT wisdom book.  As with the other JPS commentaries, there is the Hebrew text along with translation and commentary.  Here are a few quotes I thought were helpful (taken from the introduction). “Ecclesiastes is a strange and disquieting book.  It… Continue reading A Good Resource on Ecclesiastes

New Books of Note

Next week I'll be on a short sabbatical, so along with enjoying family time and a hike in the Snoqualmie national forest (fighting the snow?), I'll be spending time reading Bernard of Clairvaux, Blaise Pascal, Ralph Venning, and Marva Dawn; I'll probably just do a few blogs on Bernard and Blaise.  For now, I want to point out a some newer books… Continue reading New Books of Note

Books of Note: OT Wisdom and the Apostle’s Creed

  UPDATE: 2 March, 2010, 7AM (PST) - It looks like this book is now sold out. I just noticed that the WTS bookstore has this excellent book on clearance (roughly 1/2 price - even much lower than used!): Roland Murphy's Tree of Life 3rd ed (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002).  This is one of my favorites… Continue reading Books of Note: OT Wisdom and the Apostle’s Creed