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HOMILETIC COMMENTARY

ON THE

BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES.

THE

Preacher's Complete Homiletical
COMMENTARY

ON THE

OLD TESTAMENT

CON AN ORIGINAL PLAN).

With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Endices, &c., de

BY

VARIOUS AUTHORS.

New ¥ork
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
LONDON AND TORONTO

1892

HI OMILETIC COMMENTARY

ON THE BOOK OF

ECCLESIASTES.

WITH CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.

BY

REV. THOMAS H. LEALE.

New York
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
LONDON & TORONTO

2767

D COLLEGE LA

DEC 4 1909

From the Bequest of Dr. James V. Jaker,

of leagdoin, Maine

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE

CHAPTER 11.“

Introduction and Preface ... ... ... ... ... ...

CHAPTER 1.

Critical Notes ...

Verse 1 The Necessary Qualities of the True Preacher

Suggestive Comments on

» 2.11 The Lowest Possible Estimate of Human Life a Result of the Denial

the Soul's Supreme Hope ... ...

” 2-11 Suggestive Comments on

” 12-18 Speculative Wisdom Applied to the Facts of Existence

"12-18 Suggestive Comments on

CHAPTER

Critical Notes

" 1-2 A Wise Man's Trial of Sensual Enjoyments

” 1-2 Suggestive Comments on .

» 3.11 The Worth of this World's Pleasures Fairly Test

” 3-11 Suggestive Comments on ...

"12-16 Practical Wisdom ... ... ...

"12-16 Suggestive Comments on ...

" 17-23 The Confessions of a Pleasure-Seeker ...

"47-23 Suggestive Comments on ...

" 24-26 The Wisest Use of the Present World

" 24-26 Suggestive Comments on ...

CHAPTER III.

Critical Notes ...

1.8 The Supremacy of the Divine Control

The Clock of Destiny ... ...

" 1.8 Suggestive Comments on ...

" 9.11 Solace for the Troubled Mind ...

9 11 Suggestive Comments on ...

"12.15 The way to Front our Destiny ...

"12.17 Suggestive Comments on ...

The Impotence of Time

” 16 18 Corruption in the Seat of Justice

" 16-19 Suggestive Comments on

” 19-22 The doubt of Immortality ...

” 19-22 Suggestive Comments on .

CHAPTER IV

Critical Notes

» 1-3 The Tyranny of Force against Right

1-3 Suggestive Comments on ... ...

» 4-9 The Penalties of Success

> 4.6 Suggestive Comments on ...

" 7-12 Portrait of a Mammon Worshipper

" 7-12 Suggestive Comments on

” 13-16 The Instability of the Highest Dignities ...

” 13-16 Suggestive Comments on ...

CHAPTER V.

Critical Notes ...

» 1-3 The Ethics of Divine Worship

» 1-3 Suggestive Comments on ...

4-7 Religious Triflers ... ...

4-7 Suggestive Comments on

3-9 The Oppressors of Mankind Waiting for the Judgment

» 8-9 Suggestive Comments on

” 10-11 The Impotence of Wealth ... ...

"10 12 Suggestive Comments on

” 13-17 The Miseries of Him who Survives the Wreck of his Fortun

” 13.17 Suggestive Comments on

" 18-20 The Gifts of Providence-A Source of Spiritual Culture

" 18-20 Suggestive Comments on

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