Overview of Ecclesiastes

Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Post Reply
User avatar
Biblegate
Posts: 237
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Overview of Ecclesiastes

Post by Biblegate » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:16 am

Ecclesiastes is a popular Old Testament book and is often quoted as if every word in it is wisdom. But where is the wisdom in Ecclesiastes? Bible-teacher Steve Gregg recently presented an Overview that will help clarify the meaning and purpose of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon's self-written epitaph.

Here's the link to the video on The Narrow Path YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/ycH_CMsa1dw

And here's the link to the mp3 audio on The Narrow Path website:
https://thenarrowpath.com/audio/bible-b ... erview.mp3



Image
Last edited by Biblegate on Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Paidion
Posts: 5015
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:22 pm
Location: Back Woods of North-Western Ontario

Re: Overview of Ecclesiastes

Post by Paidion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:58 pm

I was unable to link to the mp3, and I listened to only a portion of the youtube.

However, I am rather fascinated by the following two verses from Ecclesiastes, which I quote in part from Chapter 7:

16 Do not be overly righteous ... Why should you destroy yourself?
17 Do not be overly wicked ... Why should you die before your time?


Did Solomon advise his readers to be overly mediocre in moral behavior for the sake of their personal well-being?
Paidion

Man judges a person by his past deeds, and administers penalties for his wrongdoing. God judges a person by his present character, and disciplines him that he may become righteous.

Avatar shows me at 75 years old. I am now 82.

User avatar
Biblegate
Posts: 237
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Re: Overview of Ecclesiastes

Post by Biblegate » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:27 pm

Paidion, I don't know why you are unable to link to the mp3 of this lecture. It works for me. I copied and pasted the link address here:

https://thenarrowpath.com/audio/bible-b ... erview.mp3

Try clicking on it and let us know if you're still having a problem.

Are any other folks on the forum having trouble connecting with lectures?

Concerning the verses you mentioned in chapter 7, I think Solomon was confessing some un-wisdom he believed in while he was away from God (under the sun). Ecclesiastes contains a lot of what the comedian George Carlin called, "Brain Droppings." ;)

User avatar
backwoodsman
Posts: 500
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:32 am
Location: Not quite at the ends of the earth, but you can see it from here.

Re: Overview of Ecclesiastes

Post by backwoodsman » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 pm

Biblegate wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:27 pm
Paidion, I don't know why you are unable to link to the mp3 of this lecture. It works for me.
The link in your first post has a typo; doesn't work for me either. The second one works.

User avatar
Biblegate
Posts: 237
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Re: Overview of Ecclesiastes

Post by Biblegate » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:35 am

Good eye, backwoodsman!! I just corrected the link in my initial post. When I read Paidion's post, I went to the NP website and clicked on the link there, which is why the link "worked for me." I'm glad you let us know there was a problem, Paidion, and I'm glad you spotted what it was, backwoodsman. It's fixed now, I think/hope.

Post Reply

Return to “Poetry and Wisdom”