Great Resource on Wisdom Literature

Here’s a fine resource you’ll want to get if you need a scholarly introduction to biblical and extra-biblical wisdom literature: Roland Murphy, The Tree of Life, 3rd edition, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002).  In this book, Murphy discusses Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Ben Sira, the Wisdom of Solomon, Lady Wisdom, and other similar literature and wisdom… Continue reading Great Resource on Wisdom Literature

Over-Interpretation and Redemptive History

In many ways, Peter Leithart’s commentary on 1 & 2 Kings is a helpful resource.  I’m glad I own it and will keep using it as I work through the Solomon narrative for a sermon series on which I’m working. However, I’ve run across a few “red flags” that have made me question Leithart’s interpretive… Continue reading Over-Interpretation and Redemptive History

King Solomon: A Study

 Philip Ryken's King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power is a recent publication that basically contains Ryken's sermons on the life of king Solomon.  In this book, Ryken retells, explains, and applies the biblical story of Solomon's rise to the throne, his rule, and his failures (which is found mostly in 1 Kings). I appreciated Ryken's general christological approach… Continue reading King Solomon: A Study