ecclesiastes ecclesiastes

Definition(s):

  • (n) an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC

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  • Wells: Faith offers assurance as we face inevitable death

    Physical death brings sorrow because when we lose someone we love, it makes us sad. In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes (3:1-2, 5:13-16, 7:2-4) emphasizes the sadness brought about by death. We know that Jesus himself felt the sorrow of losing a loved one. After Lazarus died, when Jesus saw all the mourning by Martha, Mary, and the others, the Bible says that "Jesus wept" (John 11:32-35).
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

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  1. "To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven," said Byrd, who had fended off earlier challenges this past spring and summer."Those Biblical words from Ecclesiastes 3:1 express my feelings about this particular...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: MLive.com

  2. "Ecclesiastes reminds us that there are different seasons, and there is a new season," said Card, whose wife is a Methodist minister.
    on Mar 28, 2006 By: Andy Card Source: USA Today

  3. "I quoted from the book of Ecclesiastes, the third chapter, where the preacher tells us that there's a time to throw stones and there's a time to gather stones," Clyburn said. "In the elections, a lot of stones were thrown, but that is behind...
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: James Clyburn Source: Kansas City Star

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