This volume in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads you through a penetrating study of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible.
Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. They provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, or theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book—information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.
It also includes topical essays, word studies, and charts. The topical essays explore the major themes of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The word studies explain the background to important Bible terms, while the charts summarize crucial biblical information at a glance.
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“This is not a contradiction if we understand that divine Wisdom is an uncreated perfection in the mind of God as well as something exemplified in the created entities that God has made. Wisdom in the former sense is eternal; wisdom in the latter sense is as old as the cosmos.” (Page 25)
“biblical thinking, the heart encompasses all the faculties of the inner person, including mind and memory” (Page 18)
“Servile fear, which corrects the error of sins, is the first divine fear. Perfect love casts out this fear. Holy fear, which comes later, is supplemented by love rather than replaced by it. It is the fear of a good son who is afraid to offend his loving father in the least (St. Bede, Commentary on Proverbs 1, 1).” (Page 17)
“In the Church’s tradition, the wisdom speeches of Proverbs are sometimes read in relation to the Blessed Virgin Mary (CCC 721).” (Page 24)
“The biblical notion of wisdom includes humility, faith, and a living relationship with the Lord.” (Page 19)
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Scott Hahn is one of the most prominent Catholic authors and theologians of our time. A former Presbyterian minister, Hahn entered the Catholic Church in 1986 and has since become a bestselling author and respected professor of Scripture. He currently teaches at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic university in the United States. “My work is about reading the Bible,” writes Hahn on his website, “Reading it with you, and reading it ‘from the heart of the Church’.” Many of his most notable workd can be found in the Scott Hahn Bundle (27 vols.).
Curtis Mitch is research fellow and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Ohio. A former student of Scott Hahn, Mitch is the general editor for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, has contributed essays and commentary for the Catholic for a Reason series, and has coauthored The Gospel of Matthew in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series. He lives with his wife, author Stacy Mitch, near Steubenville, Ohio.