The protagonist of Ecclesiastes is often believed to be Solomon of the 10th century BCE, but the name never appears in the book. Most scholars point out that the main character is probably from the third century BCE.
In Hebrew the verb’s gender should agree with its subject and number. The word “Qohelet” is a feminine singular participle functioning as a noun. So the word requires feminine singular forms of verbs. However, because Qohelet is introduced as a “son” of David, almost all verbs for Qohelet is masculine singular except for Eccl 7:27, which seems quite intentional and worth giving your attention.
The main character of the book of Ecclesiastes is known as “the preacher.” But the contents of the book does not correspond to what an ordinary preacher of a local church would say. The book is rather progressive and extreme than conservative.
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