The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory by Jennie Barbour. Oxford Theological Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xv + 225 pp., US $135.00, hardcover.

With this monograph, Jennie Barbour has shared with the world the fruits of her doctoral research carried out under such stalwarts in the field as Hugh Williamson, Stuart Weeks, and John Barton. Her writing is clear, concise, and easily readable. Furthermore, her arguments are lucid and well-developed, so that while the reader may disagree with her, it is certainly not because of the author’s lack of clarity.