Old Testament

Patrick Fairbairn on Jonah

I have created a PBB resource of Patrick Fairbairn’s Jonah: His Life, Character, and Mission. You can download it by following the link below.

Jonah joins the other works by Fairbairn that are parked here on Still Truth:
Typology of Scripture Vols. 1 and 2
Ezekiel and the Book of His Prophecy
Hermeneutical Manual
The Revelation of Law in Scripture

Next up: Fairbairn has a volume on the interpretation of prophecy on Google Books that I have scraped and will be preparing for PBB.


Hengstenberg on Ecclesiastes

EDIT: I corrected a misspelling in the name of the book. Please download new version attached to this post below.

A PBB resource of E.W. Hengstenberg’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes is now ready. You may download it below.

Ecclesiastes is part of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. Wise are the words of Solomon, the author of this book. I have found three particular sayings in this book to be wise beyond measure: First, “Vanities of vanities, all is vanity!” — The key to understanding Ecclesiastes in my opinion is to see that the book paints a realistic picture of what life is like under the Fall. Perhaps the best commentary on Ecclesiastes is Romans 8:20, which tells us God subjected all creation to futility in hope that the creation would be set free from bondage.

Second, “Remember your Creator.” Paul makes clear in Romans 8:20ff that the Creator had a design in mind in redeeming the world from its futility. Thus, Ecclesiastes points to the redemptive work of Christ.

Finally, “Fear God and keep his commandments.” The Covenant God requires fidelity from his people. Yet, God’s commands are not burdensome; they are the gracious commands of a gracious God.