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Message Of Ecclesiastes (Revised)$20.00Add to cart
What is life all about? In the end, is it no more than a wisp of vapor, a puff of wind, a mere breath? So says the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes. But is this the whole message of Ecclesiastes?
With imagination and clarity, Derek Kidner introduces this unusual Old Testament book that speaks so powerfully to each new generation. He reveals how the Preacher confronts difficult questions and examines extremes of human experience, facing the fear that God is distant and nothing has meaning. Finally, however, we are led to encounter the God who was present all along, who cares about the details of our lives.
Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Ecclesiastes offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, the Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language and current NRSV Scripture quotations with a new interior design.
Genesis$24.00Add to cart
There are few parts of Scripture over which so many battles–theological, scientific, historical, and literary–have been fought as the book of Genesis. In this classic work, Derek Kidner not only provides a verse-by-verse exegetical commentary but also lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises. Focusing on the study of Genesis on its own terms, as “a living whole,” he highlights the theological themes of the nature of God, humankind, and salvation. In this volume, formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, Kidner’s clear prose and theological insight will expand readers’ understanding of God’s character and of humanity’s nature and destiny.
Psalms 1-72$24.00Add to cart
‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.’ ‘Thy word is a lamp to my feet.’ ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart!’ Such phrases leap to mind whenever Christians lift their hearts to God. For many, in fact, the Psalms are the richest part of the Old Testament. Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 1-72. He analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretative questions and brings out the universal relevance of the texts. He also gives special help on the psalmists’ cries for vengeance. Together with its companion volume (Psalms 73-150), both of which were formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, this introduction and commentary will inspire and deepen personal worship.
Psalms 73-150$25.00Add to cart
‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.’ ‘Thy word is a lamp to my feet.’ ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart!’ Such phrases leap to mind whenever Christians lift their hearts to God. For many, in fact, the Psalms are the richest part of the Old Testament. Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 73-150. He analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretative questions and brings out the universal relevance of the texts. He also gives special help on the psalmists’ cries for vengeance. Together with its companion volume (Psalms 1-72), both of which were formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, this introduction and commentary will inspire and deepen personal worship.
Jeremiah$20.00Add to cart
The prophet Jeremiah and King Josiah were born at the end of the longest, darkest reign in Judah’s history. Human sacrifice and practice of the black arts were just two features of the wickedness that filled Jerusalem from one end to the other with innocent blood. As outspoken prophet and reforming king, these two men gave their country its finest opportunity of renewal and its last hope of surviving as the kingdom of David. The book of Jeremiah is full of turmoil and national tragedy, the story of key people like Baruch, Gedaliah and Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, and the drama of rediscovering the forgotten book of Mosaic law. National events interweave with the lives of individuals; the rediscovered book of God’s law transforms Josiah, Jeremiah and the future of the world. Derek Kidner, in this volume that was formerly part of the widely respected The Bible Speaks Today series, gives careful attention to the text and reveals its startling relevance to our own troubled time.
Ezra-Nehemiah$20.00Add to cart
Table Of Contents
A Selection Of Dates
I. Ezra And Nehemiah In The Setting Of Their Times
II. The Religious Policy Of The Persian Kings
III. Some Leading Themes Of Ezra-Nehemiah
Commentary On Ezra
Commentary On Nehemiah
I. The Designation, Sources, Languages And Authorship Of Ezra-Nehemiah
II. The Identity Of Sheshbazzar
III. The Elephantine Papyri And Some Statements Of Josephus
IV. A Question Of Chronology: Ezra-Nehemiah Or Nehemiah-Ezra?
V. Ezra’s Book Of The Law
VI. Ezra-Nehemiah As History
Ezra and Nehemiah chart the Jews’ return to Jerusalem from exile and the beginnings of a rebirth. Derek Kidner clearly and succinctly deals with the complex literary and historical problems surrounding these two books and their chief characters.
Wisdom Of Proverbs Job And Ecclesiastes$24.00Add to cart
In the Wisdom literature of the Bible we first hear the cool voice of a teacher calling us to think–to think hard and humbly. “How long will fools hate knowledge?” cries Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Then in Job comes the anguished voice of the questioner, earnest enough to seek answers, honest enough to doubt easy ones. In ecclesiastes the chastened tone of the Preacher warns of the vanity of all life under the sun. Sensitive to both literary form and theological content, Derek Kidner introduces Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiasters, explaining their basic character and internal structure. He also summarizes and evaluates the wealth of modern criticism focused on each book. Looking at all three books together, Kidner show how their many voices compare, contrast and ultimately give a unified view of life.