Definition of Ecclesiastes

1. Noun. An Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC.

Definition of Ecclesiastes

1. n. One of the canonical books of the Old Testament.

Definition of Ecclesiastes

1. Proper noun. (biblical) A book in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Eccl. or Eccles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesiastes

Ebro River
Ebstein's sign
Eburophyton austinae
Ecballium elaterium
Eccles cake
Eccles cakes
Ecclesiastical Latin
Echeneis naucrates
Echidnophaga gallinacea
Echinocactus grusonii

Literary usage of Ecclesiastes

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1. Literature of Theology: A Classified Bibliography of Theological and General by John Fletcher Hurst (1896)
"CHRISTIAN D. Cohe- leth, commonly called the Book of ecclesiastes ... MACDONALD, JM, DD The Book of ecclesiastes Explained, Critically and Popularly. ..."

2. A Critical Introduction to the Old Testament by George Buchanan Gray (1913)
"CHAPTER XVI ecclesiastes ecclesiastes is the last of the specimens of the ancient ... In ecclesiastes, as in Job, if the work of more than one writer can be ..."

3. A History of the Literature of Ancient Israel from the Earliest Times to 135 by Henry Thatcher Fowler (1912)
"CHAPTER XXIV WISDOM LITERATURE IN THE GREEK AGE ecclesiastes, Proverbs, ... The question of ecclesiastes is the natural sequel: Are the rewards sought worth ..."

4. The Hebrew Literature of Wisdom in the Light of To-day: A Synthesis by John Franklin Genung (1906)
"1 This singular warning occurs at the close of the Book of ecclesiastes; ... The sage ecclesiastes has been in vigorous reaction against certain tendencies ..."

5. The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and by Samuel Rolles Driver, Charles Augustus Briggs, Alfred Plummer (1908)
"Wright (ecclesiastes, pp. 41-46), Schechter (The Wisdom of Ben Sim, ... 34-37) have proved that the book of ecclesiastes was known to Ben Sira and ..."

6. Living Messages of the Books of the Bible by George Campbell Morgan (1912)
"THE MESSAGE OF ecclesiastes THE book of ecclesiastes is the third and last of the ... In the last chapter and the closing verse of the book of ecclesiastes, ..."

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