Koheleth

[ koh-hel-eth ]

noun
  1. the book of Ecclesiastes.

  2. its author.

Origin of Koheleth

1
From the Hebrew word qoheleṭ member of an assembly
  • Also Ko·hel·et, Ko·hel·es [koh-hel-et, -es]. /koʊˈhɛl ɛt, -ɛs/.

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How to use Koheleth in a sentence

  • The Hebrew name of this book is Koheleth, respecting the meaning of which there has been much discussion.

    Companion to the Bible | E. P. Barrows
  • He also supplies Koheleth with a text by the pessimistic exclamation, “For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men”!

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • There was, as we see in Koheleth, a prevailing tradition that Solomon felt the hollowness of his palatial life.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Koheleth, though his quotations are godless, believes there is a God, and a formidable one.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • In Koheleth it is written: "To add to knowledge is to add to pain."

British Dictionary definitions for Koheleth

Koheleth

/ (kəʊˈhɛlɪθ) /


noun
  1. Old Testament Ecclesiastes or its author, traditionally believed to be Solomon

Origin of Koheleth

1
from Hebrew qōheleth

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