Robert Davidson finds the Old Testament books of Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon to be both fascinating and challenging, exploring life's ultimate meaning and the concept of love as expressions of God's design for humankind.
Fascinating, surprising, challenging--these are among the words used by Robert Davidson to describe the two books covered in this commentary. He writes that these two books, linked in tradition to Solomon, share "a refreshing honesty and a healthy exploration of the most powerful of human emotions, presented to us in the conviction that all of life, its unanswered questions and its passions, its joys and its frustrations, come to us from God." The book of Ecclesiastes concerns the ultimate meaning of life itself and reminds us that we can be happy even amid uncertainty. The Song of Solomon invites us to an exploration of love that reminds us of God's unending care for the world.
The Daily Study Bible series seamlessly continues the legacy of William Barclay's renowned New Testament series by delving into the texts of the Old Testament, weaving together ancient wisdom and modern insights for a transformative reading experience. Perfectly tailored for individual study, spirited group discussions, or classroom exploration, the Daily Study Bible series offers an indispensable resource for spiritual seekers and scholars alike. Within these volumes, readers will encounter a profound exploration of the Scriptures, uncovering the profound messages they held in the past and discerning their relevance in the present.