This last volume of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture offers commentary from the early church fathers on the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, with insights that will be of great benefit to preachers and teachers alike. Readers will find some ancient authors translated into English here for the first time. Throughout they will gain insight and encouragement in the life of faith as seen through ancient pastoral eyes.
Download an essay by J. Robert Wright on the significance of the art used on the covers of the Ancient Christian Commentaries (http://www.ivpress.com/title/exc/1470-art.pdf, publisher's website).
- Wisdom of Solomon
- Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach
- The Letter of Jeremiah
- The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men
- Bel and the Dragon
Do not slight the discourse of the sages, but busy yourself with their maxims; because from them you will gain instruction and learn how to serve great men. Do not disregard the discourse of the aged, for they themselves learned from their fathers; because from them you will gain understanding and learn how to give an answer in time of need. (8:8-9, 218)