Ecclesiastes Intro Answers

Ecclesiastes Intro Answers

Otterbein FaithKeepers

Winter/Spring 2016

  1. What verse tell us Solomon is the most likely author? Hint: You’ll find this very early in the book. What other canonical books were penned by the author?
    1. 1:1
    2. Proverbs, Song of Solomon
  2. How many chapters are in Ecclesiastes?
    1. 12
  3. The Old Testament books are classified into five categories: pentateuch, history, poetry/wisdom, major prophets, and minor prophets. In which classification does Ecclesiastes belong?
    1. Poetry/Wisdom
  4. According to 2:3, what substance abuse did Solomon experiment with?
    1. Wine
  5. According to 5:12
    1. Who sleeps well?
      1. Working man
    2. Who has trouble sleeping?
      1. Rich man
  6. In the KJV translation of Ecclesiastes, how many times did the author use the word “vanity”?
    1. 28
  7. By what title does the author refer to himself in the KJV? in the NIV? Hint: He does this three times in chapter 1, once in chapter 7, and three times in chapter 12.
    1. Preacher
    2. Teacher
  8. Did Pete Seeger ever read Ecclesiastes? How do we know?
    1. He wrote “Turn, Turn, Turn” using 3:1-8.
  9. What depressing theme in 4:1-3 does the author share with a song title from Elton John’s album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”?
    1. Better Off Dead
  10. What insect is mentioned in 10:1?
    1. Fly
  11. Where was the author looking for contentment? Hint: He used this three-word term 27 times and it is translated identically in the KJV and NIV.
    1. Under the sun
  12. Verse 1:8 speaks of the insatiability of what parts of the body?
    1. Eyes and ears
  13. What do verses 4:9-12 tell us?
    1. Together we stronger. <<<<<<
    2. Wisdom is futile.
    3. God is in control.
    4. Enjoy life now.
  14. How does the author advise us to respond to a foolish ruler in 10:4?
    1. Stay composed
  15. What advice does the author give us in 11:7-9?
    1. Rejoice
  16. What advice does the author give us in 12:1?
    1. Remember your creator