George Thomas

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Laetsch

Scripture References in this Resource

Ecclesiastes 3:11; Ecclesiastes 5:9; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Ecclesiastes 8:1-7; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Ecclesiastes 6:10; Ecclesiastes 1:5-7; Ecclesiastes 3:15; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Ecclesiastes 9:7-9; Ecclesiastes 11:6; Ecclesiastes 5:18-20; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Ecclesiastes 3:19-21; Ecclesiastes 12:7-8; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Ecclesiastes 11:9-10; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Ecclesiastes 5:1; Ecclesiastes 11:1-2; Ecclesiastes 3:12-22; Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; Ecclesiastes 3:13; 1 Kings 10:26; 1 Kings 11:8; Ecclesiastes 1:12; Ecclesiastes 2:10; Ecclesiastes 8:14; Ecclesiastes 7:26


In this weary and distracted world, burdened down with sin and sorrow, we naturally asks “Is there anything worth seeking, worth having? anything that will still the cravings of the restless spirit within us, and bring peace and satisfaction to the troubled heart? What should be the chief object of man's desire and pursuit? To what end should life be devoted? Where does man finally go, i.e., what happens to him at death? Are all things really vanity?"

That is the problem which Solomon undertook to solve in Ecclesiastes - he resolves all the foregoing questions under the category of "vanity."

In this thesis then let us see how he entered upon the task of solving the problem of vanity, what methods he pursued, what he learned to be true of "vanity, " of God, and the godly solution to the problem he found at long last, and upon which he basis his advice.

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