Monday, February 15, 2016

Vanity of Vanities

A friend of mine asked me to have a look at the Book of Ecclesiastes with particular attention to the third chapter. He was not interested so much in the famous lines that inspired the Byrds hit “Turn, Turn, Turn”, but was instead more curious of the verses that followed that famous passage. In my usual style I could not limit the scope of my examination to such a small area but I had to think of the entire book in context. The following is a brief examination of this wisdom literature.