Ecclesiastes

noun Ec·cle·si·as·tes \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-(ˌ)stēz , e-ˌklē- \

Definition of Ecclesiastes

: a book of wisdom literature in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

Origin and Etymology of ecclesiastes

Greek Ekklēsiastēs, literally, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōheleth), from ekklēsiastēs member of an assembly, from ekklēsia


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