A Handbook on Ecclesiastes
Verse-by-verse analysis of Ecclesiastes with commentary by recognized biblical translation experts. Focuses on critical words and phrases, explaining accepted interpretations, noting how various translations have handled passages, and explaining the nuances of the Hebrew original text.
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adjective adverb advice appropriate beginning better call to enjoyment chapter chiastic chiastic structure clause conclusion conjunction context contrast death describes discourse marker discussion earth emphasis enjoy everything evil example expression fate folly fool foolish footnote gives God's happens heart Hebrew text hevel house of mirth human idea ideophones idiom imperative indicates interpretation king lasting benefit literally living meaning mind models for translation negative never noun noun phrase NRSV Old Testament oppression parallel participle particle phrase pleasure poem preposition problem pronoun proverb Qoheleth refers reflect relative clause rhetorical question righteous RSV TEV ruler section heading seems sense sentence Septuagint Sheol situation someone speak statement structure suggests term theme things toil understand vanity verse 12 verse 9 versions wicked wind wisdom wisdom literature wise person word yithron