The Festival Scolls: an introductory Commentary

published by Chevalier Press in 2011, 216 pages RRP $20:00.. Phone 9662 7894. Fax: 9662 1910. Email:

pages 107-162 is on Ecclesiastes

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Ecclesiastes is linked with the name of Solomon. It is read on the pilgrimage festival of Sukkot which celebrates the autumn harvest in the month of Tishri (September-October). By living in makeshift shelters (sukkot), the people re-live the experience of their ancestors as they journeyed through the wilderness from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land, protected only by God. Ecclesiastes questions elements of traditional wisdom, and insists that there is no security other than in God.