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Ecclesiastes (ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstiːz Pronunciation for Ecclesiastes



  1. (functioning as singular) a book of the Old Testament, probably written about 250 bc

Word Origin

via Late Latin, from Greek ekklēsiastēs member of the assembly; see ecclesia

Example Sentences Including 'Ecclesiastes'

But, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, there is a time for everything.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
It comes from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, if you want to look it up.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Such pleonastic use of the subject pronoun is common in Ecclesiastes , whence some see in this usage evidence of a late date for the Song.
Snaith, John G. The New Century Bible Commentary (Song of Songs)
The best poem in the service, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth", was by the anonymous Ecclesiastes ," the preacher".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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