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THE BEST COMMENTARIES ON ECCLESIASTES

12/03/2009

Here's my question. What are the top 2-3 commentaries on Ecclesiastes you recommend? Which of them is the best? Thanks, Larry.

Larry,

Thank you for your question. I recommend the following as the best commentaries on Ecclesiastes:

Derek Kidner, THE MESSAGE OF ECCLESIASTES; IVP--he is always
excellent on whatever O.T. subject he contributes to.
J. Stafford Wright, ECCLESIASTES, EXPOSITORS BIBLE COMMENTARY;
Zondervan--one of the better works in this series with a helpful
explanation.
Tremper Longman, ECCLESIASTES; Eerdmans--the latest evangelical
contribution. Longman is Reformed but is not as conservative as I
would like.
Charles Bridges, ECCLESIASTES; Banner of Truth--a classic.
Michael Eaton, ECCLESIASTES; IVP--a short commentary fitting in with
the series but a good overview of the message of the whole book.
Ian Provan, ECCLESIASTES and SONG OF SONGS (NIV Application
Commentary)--helpful in applying a book that begs for contemporary
application.

You are well served. May the Lord bless your studies.

Your Book Servant,

Pastor Steve Martin


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