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An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  89 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. An inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel's wisdom and poetry.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Moody Publishers (first published June 1979)
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Heath
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His take on Song of Solomon (Shepherd Hypothesis) will forever change the way I look at the book.
Joshua Phillips
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tremendous Book. As with most things books, there were one or two areas where I'm not totally in agreement with the author. But on the whole I found it helpful and instructive. Particularly found the sections on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs helpful. Good stuff.
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Changed my life.
R. Fox
Excellent introduction to all aspects of OT Poetry and Wisdom. It's all great, but the highlight of the book for me is the author's reverent treatment of Song of Songs, including his highly influential presentation of the book from a literal perspective where the lovers are a poor shepherd and a poor shepherdess/vine dresser, while Solomon is a dark force in the book. Agree or not, this is one of the definitive presentations of this perspective.
Danny Bennett
Somewhat helpful.
Katie
Leaving this not-rated, since it was a grad school read.
Chris Comis
Good information, but a bit on the "academic respectability" end of the spectrum.
Zoë Malik
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You believe in the Old Testament.
Bledar
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preaching
Good book, but a little scholastic. There were a lot of fine points to provoke thinking.
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