Monday, February 25, 2008

Proverbs and Song of Solomon: An Ironside Expository Commentary

Proverbs and Song of Solomon: An Ironside Expository Commentary
by H.A. Ironside
Kregel Publications
PO BOX 2607
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
©1920, 2006 358pp Hard Cover
For those who thought that Ironside only wrote about the New Testament, you were wrong. For those of you who thought it was an old T.V. show, you are confused. H.A. Ironsides commentary series continues with a collection of lectures on Proverbs and the Song of Solomon. That’s right, Ironside covered two of the books of the Bible you never read, or at least never understood. Proverbs was too nonstandard, and Song of Solomon was too poetic and you got frightened when you analyzed the poetry.
Well worry no more, because Ironside’s commentary is here to help explain these two puzzling writings so that you can learn from it. Ironside divides the book into two parts, one for each Bible book. Each part is then subdivided into a series of lectures on the subject. There are 31 lectures for Proverbs. There are 8 for Song of Solomon.
Ironside’s ministry began when he was very young and spanned more than 50 years. Ironside was also a professor, which is where his lectures came from. These lectures have been compiled into books for easy understanding. After all if a lecturer cannot be understood he could not have done the job for so long now could he?
For readers already familiar with Ironside’s commentaries this will be more of the same. For readers who are not familiar with them it will be a new voyage of discovery that will probably leave you feeling enlightened and embarrassed. Then again it might not.

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