OT353Ecclesiates: Far From“Meaningless”

BIBLICAL GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY.
OT353 : Ecclesiates: Far From“Meaningless” (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : AY 2019-2020 Sem 2
About this course
Ecclesiastes, one of the most philosophical of the books of the Bible, also seems to be one of the most contemporary. Many today believe that life is essentially futile; Ecclesiastes seems to have reached the same conclusion thousands of years before. ‘Vanity, vanity!’ the book begins, and it seems to continue in the same spirit. Ecclesiastes is a puzzling book. It handles its ideas in a loose and unsystematic way, often seeming to set contradictory statements alongside one another. What, in the end, is the book saying? Does the writer really declare that everything is ‘vanity’ or ‘meaningless’? If that truly is what he means, how can he end by urging his readers to fear God and keep his commandments? In short, what are Christians to do with this book? How does Ecclesiastes speak to us today? These and other questions will be addressed by this course.
Lecturer : Philip Satterthwaite
EMERITUS PRINCIPAL, REGISTRAR, LECTURER IN OLD TESTAMENT, BIBLICAL HEBREW & HERMENEUTICS
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church , 77 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188649
Course Timing:

Dates (2020)
Jan 8, 22     
Feb 5, 19 
Mar 4
(7:15pm – 10:00pm)

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