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Book of Ecclesiastes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ecclesiastes, Book of
Ecclesiastes, Book of (קֺהֶלֶת‎, qoheleth). An Old Testament book that presents the wisdom teachings of an individual identified as Qoheleth.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ecclesiastes, Book of
ECCLESIASTES, BOOK OF. One of the Five Megilloth (Scrolls), this biblical book characterizes life as utter futility, like shepherding or chasing the wind.A. The Meaning of the NameB. Literary IntegrityC. The Structure of the BookD. The Historical SettingE. The Literary ExpressionF. Qoheleth’s Teachings
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ecclesiastes, Book of
Ecclesiastes, Book of. OT book of wisdom literature. Ecclesiastes is philosophical in character, posing deep questions about the meaning and nature of human existence.“Ecclesiastes” is the Greek title for the book and has come into English from the Septuagint (Greek translation of the OT). In keeping
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes e-klē-zi-asʹtēz [Heb. qōheleṯ; Gk. Ekklēsiastēs]. A book of the OT, part of the wisdom literature. I. Name II. Structure III. Contents IV. Date and Authorship V. Canonicity
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ecclesiastes, Book of
ECCLESIASTES, BOOK OF OT book of Wisdom Literature. Ecclesiastes is philosophical in character, posing deep questions about the meaning and nature of human existence.“Ecclesiastes” is the Greek title for the book and has come into English from the Septuagint (Greek translation of the OT). In keeping
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ecclesiastes, Book Of
Ecclesiastes (i-klee´zee-as´teez), book of, the fourth of the Five Scrolls, or Megilloth, in the Writings section, or Ketuvim, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). Each of these scrolls is associated with a particular festival in the Jewish calendar. Ecclesiastes is read at the Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkoth),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ecclesiastes, Book of (Writing)
ECCLESIASTES, BOOK OF. A treatise on a proper philosophy of life, and an outstanding example of OT Wisdom Literature.TitleThe title comes to us by way of Vulg. from the LXX, where it means a member of the ecclesia. The Heb. form qōheleth, which scholars often transliterate, is a feminine participle
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ecclesiastes, Book of (Writing)
ECCLESIASTES, BOOK OF. The writer calls himself qōheleṯ. The fem. ending probably denotes an office that is held, in this instance the office of a caller of assemblies. Hence ‘Preacher’ or ‘Teacher’ is a reasonable translation.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ecclesiastes, Book of (Writing)
Ecclesiastes, Book ofIn Christian Bibles, the 21st book of the OT, immediately following Proverbs. In the Hebrew Bible it is grouped with the Megilloth (the five scrolls used in the major religious celebrations of Judaism). The book is read in its entirety during Sukkoth (the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ecclesiastes, Book of (Writing)
ECCLESIASTES [ĭ klēˊsĭ ăsˊtēz], BOOK OF.† Third of the five scrolls (Megilloth) in the Writings, the third division of the Hebrew canon.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ecclesiastes, Book Of
ECCLESIASTES, BOOK OF One of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes is given the Hebrew title of “Qoheleth” (or Koheleth), from the name used by the writer. The word “Qoheleth” is the active feminine participle of the Hebrew verb meaning “to gather” and thus provides the basis for the Greek
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ecclesiastes, Book of
Ecclesiastes, Book of. The main theme of the Book, traditionally ascribed to *Solomon, is the worthlessness and vanity of human life. The title ‘Ecclesiastes’ found in the Greek and Latin versions is an attempted rendering of the Hebrew title ‘Qoheleth’; English versions generally translate this as ‘the
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