Genesis to Revelation: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs Leader Guide

A Comprehensive Verse-by-Verse Exploration of the Bible

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Genesis to Revelation: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs Leader Guide
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Published December 2017

One Abingdon’s most beloved studies of the Bible has been updated!

Study all of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, beginning with a look at the springs of life in the Proverbs and ending with the Song of Songs' declaration that love is as strong as death. Some of the major ideas explored are: the cost of getting involved, joy unlimited, the constancy of friendship, time to love and to hate, and the old and the new.

Leader Guide includes:
  • A verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scriptures.
  • Background material, including word studies and history of the biblical setting.
  • Answers to questions asked in the Participant Book.
  • Application of the Scripture to daily life situations.
  • Discussion suggestions.
  • A variety of study options.
  • Practical tips for leaders to use.

More than 3.5 million copies of the series have been sold.

This revision of the Abingdon classic Genesis to Revelation Series is a comprehensive, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible based on the NIV. These studies help readers strengthen their understanding and appreciation of the Bible by enabling them to engage the Scripture on three levels:

  1. What does the Bible say? Questions to consider while reading the passage for each session.
  2. What does the passage mean? Unpacks key verses in the selected passage.
  3. How does the Scripture relate to my life? Provides three major ideas that have meaning for our lives today. The meaning of the selected passages are made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words.

The meaning of the selected passages are made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Includes maps and glossary with key pronunciation helps.

Updates will include:
  • New cover designs.
  • New interior designs.
  • Leader Guide per matching Participant Book (rather than multiple volumes in one book).
  • Updated to 2011 revision of the New International Version Translation (NIV).
  • Updated references to New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible.
  • Include biblical chapters on the contents page beside session lesson titles for at-a-glance overview of biblical structure.
  • Include larger divisions within the contents page to reflect macro-structure of each biblical book. Ex: Genesis 1-11; Genesis 12-50; Exodus 1-15; Exodus 16-40; Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66.

The simple format makes the study easy to use. Each volume is 13 sessions.

About the Author

James Crenshaw

James L. Crenshaw is the Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.