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Ecclesiastes is sometimes treated along with Proverbs and/or Song of Songs in a single commentary.

Major Commentaries on Ecclesiastes

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. Ecclesiastes. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament, Wisdom and Psalms. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.
  • Delitzsch, Franz. Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes. Translated by M. G. Easton. Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1950.
  • Fox, Michael V. Ecclesiastes: The Traditional Hebrew Text with the New JPS Translation. JPS Bible Commentary. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2004.
  • ———. A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A Rereading of Ecclesiastes. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1999.
  • Hubbard, David. Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. Mastering the Old Testament. Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, 1991. [Also published in the Communicator’s Commentary series.]
  • Kidner, Derek. The Message of Ecclesiastes: A Time to Mourn, and a Time to Dance. Bible Speaks Today. Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1976.
  • Krüger, Thomas. Qoheleth: A Commentary. Translated by O. C. Dean Jr. Edited by Klaus Baltzer. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.
  • Longman, Tremper, III. The Book of Ecclesiastes. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Murphy, Roland E. Ecclesiastes. Word Biblical Commentary. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1992.
  • Provan, Iain. Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.
  • Seow, C. L. Ecclesiastes. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1997.
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