Ecclesiastes is a particularly difficult book to interpret. Especially discouraging for the preacher are the seemingly nonsensical, or even apparently heretical statements that Qohelet makes. However, when one comes at it from a presuppositional viewpoint, one can see that what Qohelet is trying to do is to examine what life looks like without God (“under the sun”), to show that it is absurd, and come to the conclusion that God is absolutely necessary in the equation. This commentary has precisely this presuppositional approach. I heard most of his sermons on the book, and this commentary is basically his sermons edited. I highly recommend this resource as a great help to those who would scratch their heads wondering how to preach this book.
Great New Resource on Ecclesiastes
April 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm (Books (reviews and recommendations))