[SOLVED] What Is Ecclesiastes In The Bible?

I undertook great projects: I builtad built houses for myself and planted vineyards 😎 I mademademade gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them 😊 I mademademade reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. I owned male and female slaves, and also had slaves born in my home. My possessions also included more flocks and herds than any other Jerusalemite. Silver and gold I accumulated for my own use, along with the riches of other kings or provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem as well—the delights of a man’s heart. My achievements have been greater than any other Jerusalemite. My wisdom was with me through all of this. [1]
We all desire meaning in life. This search often takes us on winding up-and down paths that are filled with brief moments of happiness that fade over time. In one sense, it’s satisfying to see that experience echoed throughout Ecclesiastes. It is easy to see the value of our humanity when we read its pages. Because it was our journey, we can relate to Solomon’s story. Each of us eventually finds meaning through our pursuit of enjoyment, commitment to work, or plumbing intellectual depths. Christine Morgan, Liling (China) on July 28, 2021 edited this article. [2]
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Ecclesiastes is the Greek translation of the Hebrew name קֹהֶלֶת – Qohelet, which refers to someone related to an assembly, such as a preacher or teacher; St. Jerome gave Qohelet the name of “Preacher.” The book is concerned with the purpose the value and importance of human life. Of interest, God is called Elohim – אֱלֹהִים in Ecclesiastes; the name YHWH does not appear in the Book! Qohelet believes both in God, and an immortal God. ethical code and in God’s judgement on human behaviourr. God isn’t interested in man seeking happiness. Everything is just “vanity under he sun.” The only way to make life meaningful is by giving thanks. The Book of Ecclesiastes serves as a reminder of the realities of modern life. This was brought to our attention by Vianca Salcedo of Minsk, Belarus. [3]
Image #3 Continue reading to learn how Ecclesiastes’ author puts his wisdom to use to evaluate the human experience. As all wise teachers, his perspective is restricted to “under-the sun”. He considers life As he’s experienced it and seen it, life is within this world’s boundaries. He cannot see beyond the last horizon with his wisdom. Instead, he is able to observe and discern the limitations of death. He is only able to see and observe the limitations of human observation and experience, so he has a concern to define what “good” is for humans to do. His wisdom is devout. All of life in this world can be found under God. What begins with the word “Meaningless!” Meaningless!” (1) ends with the words “Remember Your Creator” (12.1) and “Fear God, and follow his commands” (12.13). We are grateful to Jameka Biggs, Paris, France, for sharing this information. [4]
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It is easy to be pessimistic about the book of Ecclesiastes. It focuses on the feeling that life is ultimately meaningless (‘Life is useless, all useless’ 1.2), on the injustice of life (‘Sometimes the righteous get the punishment of the wicked, and the wicked get the reward of the righteous’, 8.14), and the pointlessness of trying to understand it all (‘You could stay awake night and day and never be able to understand what God is doing’, 8.16–17). These aren’t the views of someone who believes in God but has given up on faith. The writer believes in a personal God who sees what we do and judges whether it is good or bad, but he does not claim to be able to make any sense of God’s work in the world. Modified by Noah Hancock, Nouakchott (Mauritania), June 26, 2020 [5]

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