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Published by A. C. Armstrong in New York .
Written in English

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  • Commentaries,
  • Bible

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Samuel Cox
SeriesThe Expositors Bible
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 335 p. ;
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25935946M
OCLC/WorldCa30951431

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  Purpose of Writing: Ecclesiastes is a book of perspective. The narrative of “the Preacher” (KJV), or “the Teacher” (NIV) reveals the depression that inevitably results from seeking happiness in worldly things. This book gives Christians a chance to see the world through the eyes of a person who, though very wise. The book of Ecclesiastes contains Proverbs, maxims, sayings, and is largely an autobiographical story. Solomon wrote it late in his life, approximately B.C. He had become aware of the mistakes that he made throughout his life and began to document them. Full text of "The Book of Ecclesiastes" See other formats The Book of Ecclesiastes from God's Word the Holy Bible, KJV Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. Everything Is Meaningless - The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries .

  The book of Ecclesiastes presents a challenge to casual Bible readers and academics alike. The book’s theme and tone seem so contrary to the rest of Scripture. In fact, it’s one of the few books of the Old Testament that . Ecclesiastes is one of the most fascinating -- and hauntingly familiar -- books of the Old Testament. The sentiments of the main speaker of the book, a person given the name Qohelet, sound incredibly by: Ecclesiastes. The book of Ecclesiastes is an example of “skeptical” wisdom, but it is a very different kind of book from Job. Here the dominant question is not about why the innocent suffer, or even about suffering at all, per se; it is about how to make sense of this world. The Book Of Ecclesiastes 3 The Book Of Ecclesiastes Introduction The book of Ecclesiastes has long fascinated many people. Some feel it is the most puzzling book in the Old Testament. It has been called one of the most melancholy books of the Bible. It has been used by some to teach that man ceases to exist after Size: KB.

  The book of Ecclesiastes is categorized as wisdom literature. It is a reflection on the meaning of life. This book is not written as a script that its readers should follow, and it does not contain a collection of absolute truths or direct messages from God. Rather, this book presents two voices. The main voice is the “ecclesiastes”, or. Ecclesiastes, Hebrew Qohelet, (Preacher), an Old Testament book of wisdom literature that belongs to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim (Writings). In the Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes stands between the Song of Solomon and Lamentations and with them belongs to the Megillot, five scrolls that are read at various festivals of the Jewish religious year. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place . The Book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes - Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.. Ecclesiastes - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.