Ecclesiastes 1-2: All is vanity.

October 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 1-2. Background: The book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most interesting and different books found in scripture. The words of the preacher, or teacher (or even gatherer- Hebrew “Qoheleth”) are traditionally ascribed to Solomon, though modern scholarship doesn’t take too well to this idea. The author never names…

“Sweet is the sleep of a laborer.”

February 6, 2014. “Vanity of Vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity!” Is life worthless? Is there any point to all we do under the sun? This is the question that Solomon is addressing basically in the entire book of Ecclesiastes. This book is often credited with a dismal outlook on life…