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A Mentor Commentary

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The book of Ecclesiastes, part of the wisdom literature of the Bible, can be a perplexing maze to interpret and teach. Full of apparent contradictions and much-debated Hebrew, the theme focuses on the gritty realities of life ‘under the sun’. Richard Belcher approaches this book with the depth and care it needs, presenting solid guidance on the intricacies of interpretation – alongside continual comments on the practicalities of preaching.


Richard P. Belcher has given us a commentary that is thoroughly researched, balanced, and sensitive to the needs of preaching pastors. Whether it is read by students seeking to grasp what are the issues in Ecclesiastes (and what contemporary scholars are saying about those issues), or read by ministers and teachers preparing to preach and teach the book, it will prove to be immensely beneficial.

Duane A. Garrett
John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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