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Wheeler Robinson writes, "the book has indeed the smell of the tomb about it. Luther says this about the book: "The summary and aim of this book, then, is as follows: Solomon wants to put us at peace and give us a quiet mind in the everyday affairs and business of this life, so that we live contentedly in the present without care and anxiety Phil.

Encountering Ecclesiastes: A Book for Our Time

It is useless to plague oneself with anxiety about the future. On the other hand, the author encourages enjoyment: "There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Qoholeth was the great believer.

Modern-day Pilgrim: Encountering Ecclesiastes

He believed, when there was no evidence for believing! Limburg's Encountering Ecclesiastes show how this neglected book of the Bible is as needed as it ever has been. He shows how we are to live in the presence, rejoicing in God's gifts. The book is flowered with quotes that will enhance our reflection.

This is my third reading of this book since I enjoy it and the book of Ecclesiastes so much.

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Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Furthermore, some of his discussion on how Ecclesiastes is relevant for today makes the "today" sound more like an existentialism-anguished hippie from A word of caution is in order, for Limburg does not believe the author of Ecclesiastes to be Solomon, instead finding a second century author who lived under Greek rule.

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Please save all the complaining that Solomonic authorship of Ecclesiastes is not a litmus test for conservativism or inerrancy. I will tentatively grant you that.

However, given that substantial evidence for Solomonic authorship has been put forth, Limburg dismisses this notion in a cavalier manner. Note: see the corresponding New American Commentary by Duane Garrett for an excellent discussion of authorship. Study in Ecclesiastes is enjoyable, so it should not be a surprise that this book would be interesting. However, because of a few of the problems raised, and also on account of the brevity of this book, it does not come highly rated. Your email address will not be published.

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