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Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Format: Digital
Publishers:
, 2000
ISBN: 9780851115184

Overview

These five Old Testament books, traditionally known simply as “the Scrolls,” are among the most neglected parts of the Christian Bible. In Judaism, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther were eventually adopted as lectionary readings for five of the major festivals. In Christian tradition, however, no consensus has emerged about their proper use. Each book presents particular difficulties with regard to how it relates to the rest of Scripture, and how it should be understood as the Word of God for us today.

Barry Webb offers a Christian interpretation of these problematic writings. He allows each book to set its own agenda, and then examines each in relation to the wider Old Testament and to the New Testament gospel with its basic structure of promise and fulfillment. In this way, Webb presents fresh and illuminating perspectives on these five “festal garments” of love, kindness, suffering, vexation, and deliverance.

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Key Features

  • Contains scholarly and accessible volumes written by well-respected Biblical scholars
  • Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
  • Engages the immense challenges facing today’s church
  • Offers new insights and challenges established positions
  • Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology

Contents

  • The Song of Songs: Garment of Love
  • Ruth: Garment of Kindness
  • Lamentations: Garment of Suffering
  • Ecclesiastes: Garment of Vexation
  • Esther: Garment of Deliverance

Praise for the Print Edition

This volume will not only help thinking Christians understand their Bibles better, and therefore the God of the Bible, but (I cheerfully predict) it will form the substance of not a few sermons delivered by preachers who will for the first time dare expound the Five Scrolls.

—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Product Details

  • Title: Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther
  • Author: Barry G. Webb
  • Editor: D.A. Carson
  • Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT)
  • Publisher: IVP UK
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 151
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Biblical Theology

About Barry G. Webb

Barry G. Webb is senior research fellow in Old Testament at Moore Theological College in New South Wales, Australia. He also serves as assistant editor of Reformed Theological Review. He has written several books, including The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Judges and The Book of the Judges: An Integrated Reading.

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