The Book of Ecclesiastes is one of 24 books of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible, where it is classified as one of the Ketuvim (or "Writings"). Originally written c. 450200 BCE, it is also among the canonical Wisdom Books in the Old Testament of most denominations of Christianity. The title Ecclesiastes is a Latin transliteration of the Greek translation of the Hebrew Kohelet, the pseudonym used by the author of the book.
In traditional Jewish texts and throughout church history (up to the 18th and 19th centuries), King Solomon is named as the author, although many modern scholars reject this. Textually, the Book of Ecclesiastes is the musings of a King of Jerusalem as he relates his experiences and draws lessons from them, often self-critical. The author, who is not named anywhere in the book, or in the whole of the Bible, introduces a "Kohelet" whom he identifies as the son of David (1:1). The author does not use his own "voice" throughout the book again until the final verses (12:914), where he gives his own thoughts and summarises what "the Kohelet" has spoken.
This app includes commentaries on key verses of all 12 chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which makes it great for Bible Study and analytical purposes.
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