Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations Series) by Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations Series)

byRabbi Rami Shapiro

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2010

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Koheleths powerful guidebook for living without certainty and security in a world of constant change can become a companion for your own spiritual journey.

Twenty-three hundred years ago, an unnamed Hebrew sage known only as Koheleth, the Assembler of Wisdom, rocked the ancient Jewish world with a critique of society that shattered conventional notions of God, piety, politics, and power. Koheleth lived in a world of change and challenge not unlike our own. His teachings, known as the Book of Ecclesiastes, sought to empower people not unlike ourselves, which is why this book of the Hebrew Bible still speaks to uspeople of all faithstoday.

In this contemporary and accurate translation, Rami Shapiro presents the Book of Ecclesiastes as neither revelation nor prophecy but as a rational and inspirational guide to living well in the midst of uncertainty. Beginning with its opening broadside, Havel havalim!not futility or vanity as most translations would have it, but breath, vapor, and impermanenceShapiro opens up Koheleths approach to living in a world where nothing lasts and justice is illusory; a world devoted to accumulating power, wealth, pleasure, and even knowledge that leaves you drowning in anxiety and needless suffering. He shows how Koheleths God demands neither sacrifice nor adherence to commandments, offering instead a practical lifestyle rooted in moderation, meaningful work, and friendship.

Now you can experience the Book of Ecclesiastes and understand Koheleths teachings with no previous knowledge of the Hebrew Bible. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents insightful commentary that restores this ancient text to its timeless place as a guide to living sanely in an often insane world.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, is a renowned teacher of spirituality across faith traditions. He is author of The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice; The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature: Selections Annotated & Explained; and Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained, among other books.
Title:Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations Series)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:SkyLight Paths PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051972511

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