I am excited to announce the launching of a brand new commentary series:
The Bible in God’s World (Cascade Books)
Publishing editor: Michael Thomson (Cascade Books/Wipf & Stock)
Old Testament editors: M. Daniel Carroll R. (Wheaton College) and Lissa M. Wray Beal (Providence Theological Seminary)
New Testament editors: Scot McKnight (Northern Seminary) and Nijay K. Gupta (Northern Seminary)
Series Description: The Bible in God’s World Commentary series is designed to provide clear interpretation of biblical texts for students, scholars, preachers, and pastors. The series offers careful analysis that facilitates an appreciation for backgrounds and linguistic, grammatical, and theological issues in the text, thus equipping readers to wisely interpret the Bible for today. The series editors are committed to the best in biblical scholarship and have commissioned both established and newer scholars representing a rich array of cultural and national contexts.
The particular vision and mission of this commentary series is to be attentive to how each biblical book presents the good news of God’s kingdom and its vision for the justice and compassion to be embodied by the people of God.
Here are what OT editors Carroll and Wray Beal have to say about the series:
Ecclesiastes (John Goldingay)
As noted above, the launch volume is by respected OT scholar, Dr. John Goldingay. Here is the description for his book:
Ecclesiastes is the most surprising book in the Scriptures. It challenges its readers to reconsider what they think life is about and how far it is possible to understand God’s involvement in the world. This commentary seeks to help people enter the world of Ecclesiastes and see how it can increase their understanding of God and of themselves.
—Brittany Melton, Assistant Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, Palm Beach Atlantic University
“Like the ‘Congregationalist’ about whom he writes, Goldingay seeks to teach and communicate fresh insights for his audience, but also reveals himself as a profound thinker and seeker of truth(s) as he carefully translates and expounds this ancient text. He has written an exciting new commentary for the modern age, brimming with enthusiasm and appreciation for this most elusive of biblical books.”
—Katharine Dell, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
“Ecclesiastes is a book that addresses the meaning, purpose, and significance of life and thus has great import for people today. How wonderful it is that Goldingay, one of the most gifted biblical interpreters of our age, has provided such an insightful commentary on this fascinating yet difficult book. My own understanding of Ecclesiastes has grown by reading his work, and I enthusiastically recommend that all who want to grapple with the theology and significance of Ecclesiastes get and read this immensely helpful commentary.”
—Tremper Longman III, Distinguished Scholar and Professor emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College