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The Book of Ecclesiastes - KJV - Audio Bible (FULL) by Alexander Scourby
The book of Ecclesiastes presents a challenge to casual Bible readers and academics alike. One of the biggest questions surrounding Ecclesiastes is in regards to its authorship. Who wrote Ecclesiastes—and what was he trying to communicate to us? Walton has to say about the origins, background, structure, and purpose of this interesting book. The book of Ecclesiastes has often been avoided by people who feel overwhelmed by the view of life offered in its pages. Interpreters of the book struggle with the issues it raises, leading some to question the orthodoxy of the author or whether the book even belongs in the Old Testament canon. Traditionally Qoheleth has been identified as Solomon because of the information given in the first two verses of the book.
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. The common Christian English translations follow the Septuagint in placing Ecclesiastes between Proverbs and the Song of Solomon, an order reflecting the old tradition that Solomon wrote all three. The book reflects the ideas of one who questioned the doctrine of retributive justice associated with wisdom theology. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
This ancient and fascinating document both intrigues and disturbs its readers. It is so denigrated by some Christians, that they have wondered why it is in the Bible at all. However, if you have read the French Existentialists, you will find yourself in familiar territory. Certainly, the words of the Preacher, which the word Ecclesiates means, are memorable and have enriched the English language with several well known phrases, such as:. The book describes life without God; it digs over the ground and stares into the abyss. In other words it is all pointless, it is all in vain; life is meaningless and absurd. They could have talked for hours about 'Crime and Punishment' for instance.
The book of Ecclesiastes presents a challenge to casual Bible readers and academics alike. You may unsubscribe from these email.
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