I noticed that the Teacher uses the phrase "under the sun" more than 20 times in Ecclesiastes. I have always understood this to simply mean "on earth" as The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament ...
The word "vanity" (KJV) in Ecclesiastes has been mistranslated in the NIV as "meaningless". Is "vanity" the best translation for the hebrew word hebel (Strongs 1892), does a newer version do it more ...
When I was younger, I thought that because Ecclesiastes was so dour, it was a sort of negative wisdom—something like, "This is how crazy you get when you don't follow God." However, this ...