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Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther (Barry G Webb) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2001) 9780830826100
Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther (Barry G Webb) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2001) 9780830826100
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Title: Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther

Author: Webb, Barry G

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826100

Volumes: 1; Pages: 151

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These five Old Testament books, traditionally known simply as "the Scrolls," are among the most neglected parts of the Christian Bible. In Judaism, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther were eventually adopted as lectionary readings for five of the major festivals. In Christian tradition, however, no consensus has emerged about their proper use. Each book presents particular difficulties with regard to how it relates to the rest of Scripture and how it should be understood as the Word of God for us today.In Five Festal Garments Barry Webb offers a Christian interpretation of these problematic writings. He allows each book to set its own agenda, and then examines each in relation to the wider Old Testament and to the New Testament gospel with its basic structure of promise and fulfillment. In this way, Webb presents fresh and illuminating perspectives on these five "festal garments" of love, kindness, suffering, vexation and deliverance.ContentsSeries PrefaceAuthor's PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Song of Songs: Garment of Love2. Ruth: Garment of Kindness3. Lamentations: Garment of Suffering4. Ecclesiastes: Garment of Vexation5. Esther: Garment of DeliveranceEpilogueBibliographyIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Scripture ReferencesIndex of Ancient Sources
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