Ecclesiastes


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Ec·cle·si·as·tes

 (ĭ-klē′zē-ăs′tēz′)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
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[Late Latin Ecclēsiastēs, from Greek Ekklēsiastēs, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōhelet), from ekklēsiastēs, a member of the ecclesia, from ekklēsiā, ecclesia; see ecclesia.]

Ecclesiastes

(ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstiːz)
n
(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the Old Testament, probably written about 250 bc
[via Late Latin, from Greek ekklēsiastēs member of the assembly; see ecclesia]

Ec•cle•si•as•tes

(ɪˌkli ziˈæs tiz)

n.
a book of the Bible, containing thoughts about life and its meaning.
[< Late Latin < Greek ekklēsiastḗs person addressing an assembly, derivative of ekklēsí(a) ecclesia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations
Kazatel
Qoelet
Pridigar

Ecclesiastes

[ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstiːz] N (Bible) the Book of Ecclesiastesel Libro de Eclesiastés

Ecclesiastes

n(der Prediger) Salomo m

Ecclesiastes

[ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstiːz] nEcclesiaste m
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And to the question asked by Ecclesiastes three thousand years ago, "That which is far off and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
The truest of all men was the Man of Sorrows, and the truest of all books is Solomon's, and Ecclesiastes is the fine hammered steel of woe.
The Bible itself was not much known to me at an age when most children have been obliged to read it several times over; the gospels were indeed familiar, and they have always been to me the supreme human story; but the rest of the New Testament I had not read when a man grown, and only passages of the Old Testament, like the story of the Creation, and the story of Joseph, and the poems of Job and Ecclesiastes, with occasional Psalms.
I wondered what Wolf Larsen could get from it, and he read aloud to me from Ecclesiastes.
The story tastes like Ecclesiastes but has enough sugar added to help it go down.
Ecclesiastes is a hard book to read and to think with, and S.
Ecclesiastes 10:8, in its entirety, says "He that digs a pit shall fall into it, and whosoever breaks a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
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On the other hand, the authors of Job and Ecclesiastes present us with a big "Oh yeah?
If you are looking for a definitive exegesis of Ecclesiastes or the Bhagavad Gita, do not look here.
The Exomologesis dates from 1524 and the Ecclesiastes from 1535, and however significant these time differences may be, Erasmus' work also seems to form a consistent whole here, too: in letter 2205 to Johann von Botzheim, a passage is based on a view of the proper effect of confession, according to the Exomologesis.
Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) reveals how the biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, while often overlooked, are surprisingly relevant for Christian faith today.