Searching for Jesus Christ

Searching for Jesus Christ

The main refrain of the book recognizes the author as the Preacher, the child of David, ruler in Jerusalem.

The child of David could allude to any relative of David who sat on the seat after him, however this especially identifies with Solomon, as a few things in the book will affirm.


Sadly, the interpreters here allude to Solomon as the Preacher, and I am sorry they utilized that term as it makes the book sound somewhat sermonizing toward the start.

On perusing that second stanza it would be so natural to influence a stained-glass voice. In an advanced crowd this, obviously, would turn everyone off.

The word deciphered evangelist is the Hebrew word Qoheleth, which truly implies the person who accumulates, amasses, or gathers things.

Medication on the Search

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?


Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 RSV

This is an adept title for the writer of this book, who has analyzed and afterward gathered together the ways of thinking by which individuals live.

However, I figure a more exact English interpretation would be the Searcher. Here is a looking through brain that has investigated the entirety of life and seen what is behind individuals’ activities.

Searcher is the word that I will utilize any place minister happens, in light of the fact that the essayist isn’t actually an evangelist or broadcaster, however a searcher.


This is in reality an inquiry, and on the off chance that you are worried about what the Searcher found, he advises us.

You don’t need to peruse the last part to discover the consequences of his inquiry, since he puts it here in section 2: Vanity of vanities — that is the thing that he found. Vanity here doesn’t mean pride in appearance.

Maybe a few people invest an excess of energy before the mirror toward the beginning of the day, appreciating themselves a bit.

We call that vanity, pride of face, yet that isn’t what is the issue here. The word here, in the first, implies vacancy, worthlessness, negligibility, blahness.


Nothing in itself; the Searcher claims, will fulfill.

No thing, no joy, no relationship, nothing he found had suffering an incentive throughout everyday life.

Everybody has seized on some of these ways of thinking, these perspectives on life, and attempts to cause it to fulfill the person in question.

Be that as it may, as indicated by this Searcher, who has experienced everything, nothing will work.

At the point when he says, Vanity of vanities, void of vacancy, that is the Hebrew method of pronouncing the standout.

There is not all that much, this man closes, than life.


In section 3 we have the inquiry that he persistently utilized in his pursuit:

What does man acquire by all the work at which he works under the sun?

What is the benefit of it to him? This is an intriguing Hebrew word meaning, what is left finished.

After he has sucked dry all the quick enjoyment, happiness, or delight from something, what is left finished, what suffers, what will stay to ceaselessly take care of the craving of his life for fulfillment? It is the inquiry we as a whole are posing. Is there whatever will truly serve ceaselessly to my need—that most noteworthy great, which, on the off chance that I discover it, will mean I don’t have to look any further?

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