Origin of Ecclesiastes
Examples from the Web for ecclesiastes
In Ecclesiastes 1:5 we read “The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.”‘The Principle’: Geocentrism is What Real Biblical Literalism Looks Like|Karl W. Giberson|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Book of Ecclesiastes says it most clearly: there is a time to mourn and a time to rejoice.
Lieberman, 68, plans to quote a passage from Ecclesiastes, popularized by a Byrds song: “To everything there is a season…”
She sees Plath as "a godless version of Ecclesiastes' Preacher."
He is as sure as the writer of Ecclesiastes that every blessed—or, rather, cursed—thing is going to happen over and over again.The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd
Turn up the reference, Polky—Ecclesiastes something-or-other.Foe-Farrell|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
According to the Catalogus illustrium Franciscanorum he wrote a commentary on Ecclesiastes.The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little
The comforting proverb of Ecclesiastes, that there is nothing new under the sun, in this instance proved false.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
"A time is given in Ecclesiastes For divers works," I told him.The Three Taverns|Edwin Arlington Robinson
Word Origin for Ecclesiastes
c.1300, name given to one of the Old Testament books, traditionally ascribed to Solomon, from Greek ekklesiastes (see ecclesiastic), to render Hebrew qoheleth "one who addresses an assembly," from qahal "assembly." The title is technically the designation of the speaker, but that word throughout is usually rendered into English as "The Preacher" (which Klein calls "erroneous").
A book in the Old Testament containing the reflections of a philosopher known as “the Preacher.” “Vanity of vanity saith the Preacher, ... all is vanity,” where the word “vanity” indicates that striving is in vain, because death comes to all, and “there is no new thing under the sun.” He believes that our character and achievements do not affect our fate. “The race is not to the swift nor to the strong.” He concludes that one should enjoy the good things found in life until death brings oblivion. The argument and tone of this book are very unlike those of the other books of the Bible (see also Bible). (See nothing new under the sun, A time to be born and a time to die, and Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.)