‘Vanity of vanities’, says the Preacher, ‘Vanity of vanities! All is vanity’.
Is that what life is? A wisp of vapour, a puff of wind, a mere breath – nothing you can get your hands on – the nearest thing to zero? So says the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes. But is this the whole message of Ecclesiastes?
With imagination and clarity Derek Kidner introduces this Old Testament book which speaks so powerfully to our generation. His love of Hebrew poetry and his understanding of the biblical mind shine through in his careful passage-by-passage exposition.