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Ecclesiastes: Finding Meaning in an Upside-Down World


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6 Lessons

1-2 Hours Per Lesson


Certificate of Completion

Course Description

This course invites readers to journey with the author of Ecclesiastes as he wrestles to trust God in a world turned upside-down by sin. In taking this journey, you will learn that Ecclesiastes draws heavily from the story of Cain and Abel to reflect on life's injustices, that the book has less to do with 'vanity' or 'meaninglessness', and more to do with finding joy in God's gifts and trust in God's sovereignty for navigating life in this world.



Course Lessons

  1. The Historical and Canonical Context of Ecclesiastes
  2. The Genesis Shape of Ecclesiastes
  3. Everything is Not Meaningless
  4. Abel as the Archetype in Ecclesiastes
  5. In a World Marked by Abel, Fear God
  6. Enjoy God's Gifts as He Intended

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Russell L. Meek teaches Old Testament and Hebrew for Moody Theological Seminary and William Tennent School of Theology. He writes a regular column on understanding and applying the Old Testament at Fathom Magazine, and his most recent books include Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning in an Upside-Down World and the co-authored Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary. Russ lives with his wife and their three sons in north Idaho, where you’ll find them gardening, cooking, and exploring the wild.