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Q&A#9 Is Ecclesiastes Nihilistic?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#9 Is Ecclesiastes Nihilistic?

July 1, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's Question: Ecclesiastes is a book that has long confused me. Its descriptions of all of life as vanity come off nihilistic and despairing. And yet it also speaks of God, of being grateful to him, of recognizing his judgment, and fearing him and obeying his commandments. I don't understand how these things cohere. How do you understand the book of Ecclesiastes? Is it entirely trustworthy?

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