The Message of Lamentations

The Message of Lamentations

The destruction of Jerusalem is the likely setting for the book of Lamentations, delivered from a place of unspeakable pain in poetry of astonishing beauty and intricacy.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830824410

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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The destruction of Jerusalem is the likely setting for the book of Lamentations, delivered from a place of unspeakable pain in poetry of astonishing beauty and intricacy. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Christopher Wright shows that we must not, and cannot, isolate Lamentations from the rest of the Bible.
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The Message Prayerful Reading Bible Jeremiah Lamentations Softcover Blue

The Message Prayerful Reading Bible  Jeremiah   Lamentations  Softcover  Blue

Here are the steps of lectio divinato help you slow down and meet God: Stop: Take a moment to stop and prepare to encounter God. Read: Do a first reading and make observations of the text.

Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641583992

Category: Bibles

Page: 160

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Slow Down and Connect with GodThe Bible in contemporary language is placed here alongside the ancient Christian practice of lectio divina, or sacred reading. You'll enter the text of Scripture more fully than ever before and come out of each prayerful reading with a fresh encounter with our loving God, ready to live in the way of Jesus. A perfect resource for your devotional quiet time.This Old Testament Bible portion includes the complete books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. It introduces readers to the timeless practice of lectio divinaand provides guided reflection. There is also ample space for journaling your observations, reflections, and prayers. Here are the steps of lectio divinato help you slow down and meet God: Stop: Take a moment to stop and prepare to encounter God. Read: Do a first reading and make observations of the text. Ponder: Read the text again and meditate on its meaning. Pray: Begin a conversation with God about this Scripture. Reflect: Take note of what this time with God has brought to the surface for you. Live: Consider how this time with God translates into our life with God.
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The Message of Jeremiah

The Message of Jeremiah

A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on Jeremiah, a book of the victory of God's love and grace.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830824397

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Old Testament Commentaries) The prophet Jeremiah addressed the people of Judah and Jerusalem over a forty-year period leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. The book of Jeremiah addresses the exiles, especially those in Babylon, in the years after the catastrophe. Here we encounter Jeremiah the prophet who, from his youth to old age, delivered the word of God to the people of Israel at the most terrifying time in all their troubled history. Understanding Jeremiah's context is essential to understanding his life and message. More than that we must encounter the God of Jeremiah--an encounter that should be both profoundly disturbing and ultimately reassuring, as it was for him. If Jeremiah spoke in his day, and if the book still speaks today, in both cases it is because of the God who called the man to speak and commanded the book to be written. In the end, Jeremiah is a book of the victory of God's love and grace. His redemptive, reconstructive work comprises the book's portrait of the future--a future that we see fulfilled in the New Testament through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. Ultimately we see it in God's dwelling with his redeemed people forever in the new creation. A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on the book of Jeremiah.
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Jeremiah and Lamentations Teach the Text Commentary Series

Jeremiah and Lamentations  Teach the Text Commentary Series

His work on Jeremiah and Lamentations is going to serve very well those who teach and preach from these inspired texts. Balance, insight, careful exegesis, and healthy theology characterize this book.

Author: J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493403073

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
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Lamentations

Lamentations

In the face of suffering, agony, and the brutal realities of life; in the midst of divine silence and human pain, the Lamentations poems speak of faith and trust in God.

Author: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611646863

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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In the face of suffering, agony, and the brutal realities of life; in the midst of divine silence and human pain, the Lamentations poems speak of faith and trust in God. This sophisticated yet accessible commentary makes the message of Lamentations come alive. All who preach and teach will benefit from this rich resource. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Grief and Pain in the Plan of God

Grief and Pain in the Plan of God

Looking at the Old Testament book of Lamentations Kaiser does not offer any easy solutions - but rather shows us how a Sovereign and Loving God can work through even the most painful moments. --from publisher description.

Author: Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 1857929934

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 322

Looking at the Old Testament book of Lamentations Kaiser does not offer any easy solutions - but rather shows us how a Sovereign and Loving God can work through even the most painful moments. --from publisher description.
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Jeremiah Lamentations

Jeremiah   Lamentations

Features Cover the books of Jeremiah & Lamentations in 12 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bibles historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional ...

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Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781612916705

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Wrestling with Deep Human Emotions As much as we hope to avoid loneliness, sorrow, and suffering, we must learn how to accept them when they find us. Jeremiah was nicknamed “the weeping prophet” for his profound wrestling with these deep human emotions. The title of his second book, Lamentations, echoes Jeremiah’s intimate familiarity with them. By studying “the weeping prophet” and his faithfulness to God’s call, you’ll see more clearly who or what controls your own life. LifeChange LifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again. Features Cover the books of Jeremiah & Lamentations in 12 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bible’s historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional projects Add your notes with extra space and wide margins Find the flexibility to fit the time you have
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The Message of Ezekiel

The Message of Ezekiel

Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830883226

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel. Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God--its departure and return--is first set within Israel's history and then in the culmination of God's promises in Christ. Embedded in the pattern of the strange, the bizarre and the wonderful is a word that still speaks to God's people today.
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Lamentations

Lamentations

Itisa messageof lamentations, mourningand woe.That is what those who fail to heed this message are going tosuffer. God revealed Malachi's Message to strongly rebuke God's own ministers for what they were doingto the Church.

Author: Gerald Flurry

Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return. The nation could no longer repent to avoid being taken captive by Babylon. What happened to Judah is only a type of what is prophesied to happen in this end time. It is a prophecy where the Laodicean Church and three nations of Israel (America, Britain and the Jewish nation) have reached the point of no return. They are going to become enslaved by a modern-day Babylon from Europe. Only individuals can still repent before the Great Tribulation. And even they have only a tiny span of time to do so. In this booklet: • The God That Rules • Josiah's Role in the End Time • Why God Must Punish the Laodiceans • Building a Foundation of Hope • Lamentations, Mourning and Woe This ebook is offered completely free of charge by the Philadelphia Church of God. However, please not that Google Play will need a verified Google Wallet account which requires your credit card information. In a small number of countries, a temporary authorization of $1 will be charged to your account but will be refunded. This refund can take up to 1 month to process.
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Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah Lamentations

Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah  Lamentations

Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, ...

Author: Steven Smith

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535928281

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is Steven Smith.
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The Chastening of The Lord

The Chastening of The Lord

A Verse Count in the Book of Lamentations When you look at the above diagram, which chapter in the book of ... This literary device would reinforce the fact that special emphasis is placed upon the message in C. Lamentations is written ...

Author: Bob Sorge

Publisher: Oasis House

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 288

View: 618

The Chastening of the Lord: The Forgotten Doctrine This book celebrates God’s goodness to chasten. It will help you make sense of inexplicable trials, strengthen your resolve to endure, and reveal how chastening can qualify us for a higher entrustment in the kingdom. You’ll come through both healed and changed.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible

The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible

“The Speaking Voice in the Book of Lamentations.” Journal of Biblical Literature 93, no. 1:41–49. Lee, Nancy C. 2002. The Singers of Lamentations: Cities under Siege, from Ur to Jerusalem to Sarahevo. ... The Message of Lamentations.

Author: Donn Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190900526

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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This Oxford Handbook is a serious resource for the study of the literature of the Writings (Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles, Daniel) of the Hebrew Bible, including its context and its scriptural/canonical shape and reception. A first section provides an overview of the post-exilic period in which much of the Writings was written, focusing on history, archeology, and the development of major literary traditions, all of which provide the context for understanding and interpreting this literature. A second section contains creative studies of the books in the Writings, focusing on structure, purpose, and distinctive characteristics of this very diverse literature. A third section looks at the Writings from larger and longer perspectives including the ancient Near East, developing Judaism and Christianity, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, music and the arts, and its canonization and reception by Judaism and Christianity. This handbook has a focus on the special character and shape of the Writings as scripture and canon, including the recurring issues of diversity and difference, dates of canonization, its special relationship to other scripture and canon (Torah, Prophets, New Testament), and its interpretation in religious and non-religious communities.
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Search for Meaning

Search for Meaning

6 Marc Zvi Brettler, “Relating to God in Calamity:The Approaches in Lamentations,” published online at http://thetorah.com/relating-to-god-incalamity/. 7 Alan Cooper, “The Message of Lamentations,” in The Journal of the Ancient Near ...

Author: David Birnbaum

Publisher: New Paradigm Matrix

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 586

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The Book of Deuteronomy depicts Moses addressing Israel before hisown death as he imagines that some day in the future children willask their parents to explain the meaning of the “testimonies, statutes,and judgments” (Deuteronomy 6:20) that are the foundation of thecovenant that binds Israel to its God. He thus frames in specificallyJewish terms the same set of haunting intimations that all thoughtfulpeople bring to the contemplation of their own lives—and, indeed,to life itself: the sense that being alive can or should mean morethan merely not being dead; that the contemplation of even the mostbanal features of daily life can yield rich insight about the nature ofexistence; and the feeling that life itself can be understood as a kindof scrim that might allow us to see through it to the secrets andmysteries that lie beyond.That set of hopeful suppositions inspires moderns just as stronglyand enticingly as it did the ancients. Yet, the specific question of whatit actually means for this or that part of life to mean anything at allother than what it overtly is (or, at least, appears to be) does not seemto have exerted anywhere near as siren a call on our ancient forebearsas it does on us moderns. Still, as we seek meaning in the world andin our lives, it behooves us to ponder the meaning of meaning as well.These twin notions—that life has meaning beyond what the2 Martin S. Cohencasual observer can see easily, and that the effort to uncover anddecipher that meaning can be profound enough to be spirituallytransformational—have animated the contributors to this volume, astheir work demonstrates just how meaningful the search for meaningcan be. Some have approached this from a spiritual point of view,grounding themselves in traditional biblical, talmudic, or mysticalsources. Others have framed their efforts in political terms or in deeplypersonal ones. And still others have attempted to consider the issuethrough the lens of modern philosophical inquiry. But regardless ofthe specific perspective of any individual author, all have in commonthe deep-seated conviction that life bears meaning…and that thatmeaning can best be discovered not by spending a lifetime hoping formomentary satori but rather by standing on the shoulders of fellowtravelers from earlier eras, and from that slightly elevated vantagepoint seeing just a bit further than they could or did. For almost allof our authors, then, the search for meaning is best understood as anon-going, intergenerational effort that links the seekers of all agesto each other through the contemplation of earlier efforts to mineprofundity and significance from the quarry of human life itself. It is,at best, a slow march forward!As readers will see from the Table of Contents, the ancient Bookof Kohelet has served several of our authors as the framework for theirinterpretive work. (Kohelet is the Hebrew name of the biblical bookalso known as Ecclesiastes, which name is derived from the Greektranslation of the work.) Others have chosen to grapple with thequestion Moses imagined future Jewish children eventually puttingto their parents as they wondered what the commandments actually“mean” in terms of the larger picture of Israelite culture and Jewishlife in our own day. Still others have addressed the search for meaningin life today by taking into account the question of human suffering,considering the issue both generally as a philosophical challenge and3 Prefacemore specifically with reference to the Shoah.Taken all together, the contributors to this volume have put forththe notion that life is ennobled, not trivialized, by the contemplativeeffort to seek meaning in the ebb and flow of life’s experiences…andparticularly in those life-experiences related to the service of God.And yet, for all they are united in that conviction, our authors in thisvolume of the Mesorah Matrix series are nonetheless a diverse group:older and younger women and men, North Americans and Israelisliving at home and abroad, seasoned scholars and newly-mintedrabbis and teachers. They are teachers and researchers trained indifferent schools of thought and affiliated with different movementsand institutions within the mosaic of Jewish life that characterizesthe House of Israel as it enters, by its own reckoning, the final quarterof the fifty-eighth century. They are a varied lot, our authors. But inmany ways, they are are, all of them, cut from the same cloth.Our authors work with the original sources and generally presentthem in their own translations. Citations of “NJPS” refer to thecomplete translation of Scripture first published under the titleTanakh: The Holy Scriptures by the Jewish Publication Society inPhiladelphia in 1985. In this volume, as in all books in the MesorahMatrix series, the four-letter name of God is generally representedby “the Eternal” or “Eternal God.” Authors who are specificallydiscussing the actual four-letter name, on the other hand, mayoccasionally depart from this usage in order to more clearly makethe point of their argument. .I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the othersenior editors of the Mesorah Matrix series: David Birnbaum andRabbi Benjamin Blech, as well as Rabbi Saul J. Berman, our associateeditor. They and our able staff have all supported me as I’ve laboredto bring this volume to fruition and I am grateful to them all.As always, I must also express my gratitude to the men and4 Martin S. Cohenwomen, and particularly to the lay leadership, of the synagogueI serve as rabbi: the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, NewYork. Possessed of the unwavering conviction that their rabbi’s bookprojects are part and parcel of his service to them—and, throughthem, to the larger community of those interested in learning aboutJudaism through the medium of the well-written word—they areremarkably supportive of my literary efforts as author and editor. Iam in their debt, and I am therefore very pleased to acknowledgethat debt formally here and wherever I publish my own work or thework of others.
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Transgression and Transformation

Transgression and Transformation

The Backstory of Abuse7 Lamentations 1 opens with striking equity. Two speakers, a male observer and Woman Zion, the personified city of Jerusalem, both recount their observations of the destruction of the city.

Author: L. Juliana Claassens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567696267

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This volume on feminist, postcolonial and queer biblical interpretation gathers perspectives from a global body of researchers; in offering innovative interpretations of key texts from the Hebrew Bible, both established and emerging biblical scholars consider the question of how commonplace interpretative practices may be considered to be transgressive in nature. Utilizing innovative strategies, they read against the grain of the text and in support of the marginalized, the subordinated or subaltern others both in the text and in our world today. Important questions regarding power and privilege are constantly raised: whose voices are being heard, and whose interests are being served? Knowing all too well the harm that stereotypical constructions of the Other can do in terms of feeding racism, sexism, homophobia and imperialism in their respective interpretative communities, the essays in this volume interrogate constructions of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class, both in the text as well as in their respective contexts. By means of these thought-provoking interpretations, the contributors show their commitment not merely the sake of scholarship but to a scholarly ethos, which in some shape or form contributes to the cultivation of more just, equitable societies.
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The Significance of Yavneh and Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism

The Significance of Yavneh and Other Essays in Jewish Hellenism

12 If this was his intention , the rabbinic approach to Lamentations is faithful to the implication of the work as a whole all the while it distorts the meaning of individual phrases and sentences . Specific Themes The central themes of ...

Author: Shaye J. D. Cohen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161503759

Category: Religion

Page: 614

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This volume collects thirty essays by Shaye J.D. Cohen. First published between 1980 and 2006, these essays deal with a wide variety of themes and texts: Jewish Hellenism; Josephus; the Synagogue; Conversion to Judaism; Blood and Impurity; the boundary between Judaism and Christianity. What unites them is their philological orientation. Many of these essays are close studies of obscure passages in Jewish and Christian texts. The essays are united too by their common assumption that the ancient world was a single cultural continuum; that ancient Judaism, in all its expressions and varieties, was a Hellenism; and that texts written in Hebrew share a world of discourse with those written in Greek. Many of these essays are well-known and have been much discussed in contemporary scholarship. Among these are: The Significance of Yavneh (the title essay), Patriarchs and Scholarchs, Masada: Literary Tradition, Archaeological Remains, and the Credibility of Josephus, Epigraphical Rabbis, The Conversion of Antoninus, Menstruants and the Sacred in Judaism and Christianity, and A Brief History of Jewish Circumcision Blood.
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Elenchus of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica

E8.8 Lamentations , Threni ; Baruch 3949 Cooper , Alan The message of Lamentations . JANES 28 ( 2001 ) 1-18 . 3950 Dobbs - Allsopp , Fred W. The enjambing line in Lamentations : a taxonomy ( Part 1 ) .

Author: M. Schoenmaeckers

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876536264

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Le 23 novembre 1964, jour de la promulgation de Lumen Gentium, la constitution dogmatique sur l'Eglise, marque un evenement: c'est la premiere fois dans l'histoire de l'Eglise qu'une assemblee de la Sainte Eglise s'exprime solennellement sur la vie consacree. Le sixieme chapitre de la constitution traite de la signification et de l'essence de la vie religieuse, la reliant au mystere de l'Eglise, peuple de Dieu. Ce texte conciliaire presente la vie religieuse comme un etat canonique, celui du chretien qui tend, dans un institut de perfection, a la charite parfaite et consacre sa vie a Dieu et aux hommes ppar la profession des conseils evangeliques de chastete, pauvrete et obeissance. De toute evidence, cette declaration doctrinale est importante pour l'Eglise et pour le developpement de la vie consacree dans l'Eglise. En lisant Lumen Gentium, on est assez vite frappe par le debut abrupt du sixieme chapitre sur les religieux; car tous les autres chapitres s'ouvrent par une breve introduction. Cepedant on ne peut deracher ce chapitre de ce que a ete dit precedemment sur la vocation universelle a la saintete. En fait, l'histoire du texte fait clairement ressortir le lien qui unit ces chapitres.
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The Strangest Books in the Bible

The Strangest Books in the Bible

As can be seen throughout its poems, Lamentations reflects this deep sorrow. Lamentations is a city-lament, a liturgical poem reflecting on the tragic end of Jerusalem and the Temple. While the individual poems in Lamentations are ...

Author: Jerry Gladson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453534939

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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The Strangest Books in the Bible presents for the general reader and the Christian pulpit the five biblical books: Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. These books are among the most neglected literature in the Bible for Christians. In the Hebrew Bible, they are gathered in a minor canonical collection known as the Megilloth ("scrolls") because each book figures liturgically in one of the annual Jewish festivals. Readers will find background information (date, occasion, theological message, etc.) necessary to preparing sermons based on each book. Brief sermon "starters" follow, suggesting approaches for preaching on each book as a whole, as well as individual passages within the book, including passages found in the Revised Common Lectionary, used by more than twenty denominations. The complete text of a sample sermon from the book rounds out the discussion. Chapters close with a brief annotated bibliography of additional resources the minister may wish to consult while preparing a sermon for that book. A general introduction to the Megilloth stands at the beginning of the monograph. The Strangest Books in the Bible is designed particularly for ordained and lay ministers, priests, seminarians, and others who preach in churches and religious gatherings, as well as for faculty who teach in seminary or in Christian educational programs. It is also especially informative for the general reader who is interested in this strange, biblical literature. The Strangest Books in the Bible assist those who desire to explore in homiletic mode this neglected side of biblical faith. Pastors, priests, seminarians, and lay ministers will find in The Strangest Books in the Bible a surefooted, contemporary guide to preaching the neglected books of the Megilloth: Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. No other guide to preaching the Megilloth is currently available.
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