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Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (The Story of God Bible Commentary | SGBC)

, 2020
ISBN: 9780310491187
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A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.

Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story:

  • LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible’s grand story
  • EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting
  • LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students

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  • Emphasizes the historical distance between the Bible and contemporary culture
  • Encourages discussion of how the Bible’s story can be lived today
  • Examines each book in the context of God’s story

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“It steals away life, breaks relationships, cements regrets, and smothers all potential and possibility.” (Page 61)

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George Athas received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He is currently Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek at Moore College, Australia.


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  1. Jordan Stuart Murray Pickering
    Athas's study of Ecclesiastes locates the book in a period in Judea's history that illuminates many of its more puzzling phrases, helps to unify the teacher's seemingly chaotic thought-world, and that justifies his pessimistic anti-wisdom. Athas wagers everything on this being the setting of the book, which will be off-putting to some, but the coherence that this social setting offers is unparalleled, and even if one isn't persuaded, it provides a working model for the kind of conversation that Qohelet is having with his reader and stunning insights into a period of biblical history about which most of us are ignorant. Athas's work is exceptional, being easily accessible to general readers and deeply engaged in social history and key exegetical issues. His expertise as a credentialled Hebrew scholar and a biblical studies teacher regularly shows through, rooting the social and historical work in a deep love for the text in its original language. I began with a different view of Ecclesiastes but was fully converted to the perspective that Athas offers, and even if there are still points where I might prefer my own reading, Athas proves to be an essential conversation partner. If there is one commentary on Ecclesiastes that you should own, it's this one.