Bible Messages

The Message of Ecclesiastes

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper The Book of Ecclesiastes is one of those texts of Scripture that people either find very uplifting, or very depressing. Some find it to be an encouraging word about their lives, and others find it to do nothing more than confirm all the negative things about human existence. If you have stayed away from Ecclesiastes in your Bible reading, not quite knowing what to do with it, then you are not alone. For over two millennia both Jews and Christians have been somewhat perplexed about this text of Scripture. It is often viewed […]

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 […]