Chapter 1: Introduction Chaper 2: The World according to Qoheleth Chapter 3: Profit, futility, and wisdom Chapter 4: The Basis of Qoheleth's analysis Chapter 5: Qoheleth as a sceptic Chapter 6: Qoheleth and his creator Summary & Conclusion The book will also include a bibliography of works cited, and indexes.
By emphasising observation and empiricism as a key influence on human behaviour, this work excludes any consideration of tradition or revelation.
Stuart Weeks is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew, Durham University, UK. He is the author of Early Israelite Wisdom (1994) and Instructions & Imagery in Proverbs 1-9 (2007). He is writing the ICC volume on Ecclesiastes for T&T Clark.