Ecclesiastes

Book of Ecclesiastes

24 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 900s B.C.E. (Right); 900s B.C.E. for composition of source material, 715-686 B.C.E. for redactions (conservative-moderate); 500s-300s B.C.E. (Left) Purpose: to explain the common futility of human life Author: Solomon (Right, some conservative-moderate); “Qohelet” (some conservative-moderate, Left) Location of author: Land of Israel or Jerusalem (Right, conservative-moderate); Land of Israel, Jerusalem, and/or Babylon (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel, later people of Judah (Right, conservative-moderate); Southern Kingdom returning or returned from Babylon (Left) Theological Summary: The Book of Ecclesiastes is one of several important wisdom […]