Ecclesiastes, All is Vanity by Doukhan, Jacques B.

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-Explains the background of Solomon's Ecclesiastes in order to better understand its many and often disturbing contradiction.

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"All is vanity" - that's right, everything!
Solomon, an old king, approaches his death haunted by his past. When first on the throne, he had asked for wisdom. He was granted that and much more. But looking back over his life in an effort to pass on what he has learned to his successor, Solomon finds his journey riddled with contradictions.
Author Jacques B. Doukhan, an Adventist scholar of Jewish heritage, identifies contradiction as a symptom of our human condition. "Ecclesiastes affirms the value of work, wisdom, life and happiness. But all these good values - including religion and even righteousness - contain the potential of corruption and evil."
Twenty-first-century Christians may recognize in Solomon's musings that " 'all' times are given by God: not only the good times, but also the bad; no only the times of life, but the times of death."
-Explains the background of Solomon's Ecclesiastes in order to better understand its many and often disturbing contradiction.
-Identifies Ecclesiastes with end-time living where, more and more, we live an a world beyond human control - where "all is vanity."

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Author Doukhan, Jacques B.
Publisher Pacific Press Publishing Association
Pages 128
Edition 1st
Binding Paper Back
Condition C
Dustjacket No
Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: THE BRAGGING BUTTERFLY
The Name: Ecclesiastes
The Motto: All Is Vanity
The Scope: The World
CHAPTER 2: GROUND ZERO
Vanity Under the Sun
The Passing of Generations
The Sun and the Winds
The Rivers and the Words
The Search for Wisdom
CHAPTER 3: JOY, WORK, WISDOM, AND GOD
Joy Is Vanity
Work Is Vanity
Wisdom Is Vanity
The Gift of God
The Gift of Joy
The Gift of Work
The Gift of Wisdom
CHAPTER 4: TIME AND ETERNITY
The Gift of Time
The Problem of Evil
The Sense of Eternity
CHAPTER 5: THE OTHER
The Tears of the Oppressed
The Hands of the Fool
The Friends and the Lonely
The Poor Man and the King
CHAPTER 6: RELIGION, POWER, AND MONEY
The Vanity of Religion
The Vanity of Power
The Vanity of Money
CHAPTER 7: THE THIRST OF THE SOUL
The Evidence of Death
The Evidence of Birth
The Evidence of Nostalgia
CHAPTER 8: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
The Ambiguity of Good and Evil
The Ambiguity of Ethics
Elusive Wisdom
CHAPTER 9: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
God Save the King
When Good Things Happen to Bad People and Bad Things Happen to Good People
The Ambiguity of Joy
CHAPTER 10: SURVIVING YOUR QUESTIONS
In His Hand
Go, Live, and Do!
Confronting Nonsense
CHAPTER 11: THE FLIES IN THE PERFUME
In the Schools
In the Workplace
On the Throne
CHAPTER 12: THE RISKS OF HOLINESS
The Risk of Giving
The Risk of Faith
The Risk of Life
CHAPTER 13: THE END OF THE WORLD
Remember Your Creator
Words of Truth
Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Copyright 2006
Year Printed 2006

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