Book of Ecclesiastes


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Noun1.Book of Ecclesiastes - an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
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She asks what insights the book of Ecclesiastes can offer 21st-century biblical readers who take environmental responsibility seriously, focusing on two voices: the voice of Earth and the voice of economy.
It may seem odd today, but, at one point, a half century ago, the top-selling popular song in America was made up of lyrics from the Bible--specifically, from the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
The book of Ecclesiastes begins with this word (1:2) and also ends with it (11:8), but in order to lead people to the faith dimension: "if times of hebel paralyze the human beings, the belief that everything has its time, liberates.
Jayadvaita Swami, Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Meaning of Life--A Cross-Cultural Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Solomon ruled Israel and built a magnificent temple in Jerusalem that housed the Ark of the Covenant; he believed in the One True God and authorized the Bible's Song of Songs and the book of Ecclesiastes.
Seeger's setting of a passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes.
All through that period I was constantly reading The Book of Ecclesiastes.
As the BooK of Ecclesiastes says in the Bible: "There is a time and a place for everything.
American preacher and educator Chuck Swindoll, one of the sages I mentioned earlier, directed my attention to wise Solomon, the accepted author of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
This season, RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO will be leading a retreat focused on preparing for the holy days through the practice of qigong and mindfulness, and by studying the book of Ecclesiastes.
The first use of such a saying in English can be found in a 14th century translation of the Bible, in which the words "A living dog is better than a dead lion" can be found in chapter nine of the Book of Ecclesiastes.