Ecclesiastes: an introduction and commentary
The book of Ecclesiastes has long puzzled Christians and even scholars. What does the book mean? And what relevance does it have to our lives? Michael Eaton provides a passage-by-passage analysis that attempts to account for the oddities of the text and to show how its message applies to us.
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