A commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs. Ellen Davis emphasizes that these three books are not only poetry but also practical reflections on the nature of reality that speak to us on multiple levels, taking the reader through the range of human emotion and experience.
These books of the Bible, despite their differences, all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God. In this readable commentary, Ellen Davis points out that the writers of these books considered wisdom--and the fruits of wisdom, a well-ordered life and a peaceful mind--to be within the grasp of anyone wholeheartedly desiring it.Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
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