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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.
Jerome gave Qohelet the name of "Preacher. Qohelet believes in God and in an ethical code and in God's judgement on human behavior. But God's plan is hidden from man, who seeks happiness without ever finding it here on earth. For everything is "vanity under the sun. The Book of Ecclesiastes is a reality check for the modern world! Several expressions from Ecclesiastes have found their way into the English language: "There is nothing new under the sun" , "To everything there is a season" , and "Eat, drink, and be merry"
Ecclesiastes is one of 24 books of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), where it is classified as one of the Ketuvim (Writings). Originally written c. – BCE, it is also.
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