Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 2: Job–Song of Solomon
by 5 authors Dennis F. Kinlaw, Charles W. Carter, George Kufeldt, W. Ralph Thompson, George Herbert Livingston
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- Detailed outline
- Lengthy introduction that discusses historical, authorship, and interpretive issues
- Charts and diagrams supplement detailed exposition
- Technical language confined to footnotes for further research
- Extensive bibliography
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- Title: Wesleyan Bible Commentary, Vol. 2: Job–Song of Solomon
- Authors: Charles W. Carter, W. Ralph Thompson, George Herbert Livingston, George Kufeldt, and Dennis F. Kinlaw
- Editor: Charles W. Carter
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Publication Date: 1968
- Pages: 659
About the Authors
Charles W. Carter was chairman of the department of philosophy and religion at Taylor University. He served for many years as pastor in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, and had a rich ministry as an educator, editor, author, lecturer, and missionary. He was also chairman of the editorial board of the Wesleyan Theological Journal. Carter authored or co-authored more than ten books, and frequently contributed to various religious periodicals and journals.
W. Ralph Thompson served as chairman of the department of philosophy and religion at Spring Arbor College. He holds the A.B. and Th.B. degrees from Greenville College, the B.D. from Winona Lake School of Theology, the S.T.B. from the Biblical Seminary in New York, the M.A. from Ball State University, and the Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society, the National Holiness Association, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.
Charles R. Wilson was professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He attended Wessington Springs College, where he graduated with the B.A. degree in 1937. He also received at B.A. degree from Kletzing College; in 1948 he received the B.D. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and in 1955 he was awarded the Ph.D. from Drew University. He is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, and has pastored churches in Wisconsin and Iowa. He has preached and lectured extensively at churches, camps, ministerial groups, and colleges in America, Europe, and Asia.
George Kufeldt was Associate Professor of Old Testament studies at the School of Theology, Anderson College, of the Church of God. He attended Anderson College, and has served as a pastor. He is thoroughly acquainted with the Hebrew language and with Old Testament literature.
Dennis Kinlaw was professor of Old Testament languages and literature at Asbury Theological Seminary. He earned the A.B. degree from Asbury College, the B.D. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brandeis University. He has also done graduate study at Princeton Theological Seminary and at New College, Edinburgh, Scotland. Kinlaw has written extensively for religious periodicals and scholarly journals, and has contributed to numerous publications.