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Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: Job, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs
Author: August H. Konkel and Tremper Longman III
Category: Commentaries

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Highlights

  • Features fresh expository commentary
  • All Greek and Hebrew words include links to the Strong's Numbering System
  • Includes full NLT text for Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs
  • Written by the scholars who worked on the NLT

Product Details

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary offers outstanding, fresh, and accurate scholarship on every book of the Bible. It is designed to help pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible understand the meaning of the Word of God.

Written by many of the same scholars who worked on the New Living Translation (NLT) Bible, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary is the product of years of meticulous work. Each of the nearly 40 scholars is well-known, and a wide spectrum of theological positions within the evangelical community is represented. Their time and effort will benefit you as you study the Bible. The volumes also will share the reasons behind the translation decisions made when creating the NLT.

Each volume contains a well-researched introduction that presents a full book outline and detailed, important facts about the:

  • author
  • audience
  • canonicity and textual history
  • literary style
  • historical reliability
  • book’s major themes and theological concerns

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary focuses first on the words of Scripture, then on the theological truths of Scripture. For each book of the Bible, you'll find a thorough outline and overview detailing the author, period, and cultural considerations. Each Bible passage offers a Notes section, where the commentator helps you understand the Hebrew or Greek behind the English of the NLT, which is cited at the beginning of each section. Following this is the Commentary section, where you’ll find the most valuable insight.

If you love the NLT and want a high-level discussion of Scriptural interpretation that is easy to follow, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary will be invaluable to you in your studies.

Check out a sample of Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs by clicking on the yellow “Sample” button under the book cover on this page.

About the General Editor

Philip W. Comfort, Ph.D., has studied English Literature, Greek, and New Testament at the Ohio State University and the University of South Africa. He has taught at a number of colleges, including Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, Columbia International University, and Coastal Carolina University. He is currently senior editor of Bible reference at Tyndale and served as New Testament editor for the New Living Translation. He has contributed a number of books to the Tyndale collection, both as author and editor.

About the Authors

August Konkel, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary, has been professor of Old Testament at Providence Seminary Otterburne, Manitoba since 1984 and president of the College and Seminary since 2001. A contributor to the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, he has forthcoming commentaries on Chronicles and Kings.

Tremper Longman III, B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary and M.Phil.; Ph.D, Yale University. Longman is an Old Testament scholar and Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to joining Westmont in 1998, Longman taught for eighteen years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Tremper has authored or coauthored 17 books, including A Biblical History of Israel. He was also one of the main translators of the New Living Translation and has served as a consultant for other well-known Bible translations as well.

Endorsements

An enormously helpful series for the layperson and pastor alike because it centers on the theological message of each book and ties it directly with the text. This approach has been needed for some time and will be an invaluable supplement to other commentary series.
Grant Osborne, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.