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An Exposition of the Book of Ecclesiastes


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Offering an extensive commentary on the book of Ecclesiastes, Charles Bridges discusses authorship, transcription and transposition of the text, the inherent theopneustic nature, and the scope and focus of the text. Bridges provides critical notes for explanation of semantics, further reading, and doctrinal clarification. Bridges concludes that the text is undoubtedly the product of divine inspiration.

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“May it not be, that we are permitted to taste the bitter wormwood of the earthly streams, in order that, standing by the heavenly Fountain, we may point our fellow-sinners to the world of vanity we have left, and to the surpassing glory and delights of the world we have newly found?” (Page xv)

“‘The sweet savour of Christ’—writes an Indian missionary—‘is the only antidote to the wretchedness of man.’1” (Page 163)

“There is enough brightness to illuminate the elect, and enough obscurity to humble them” (Page iv)

“And what an increase is it to our own happiness, that our God and Saviour should have indulged us with the privilege of thus promoting his glory!” (Page 99)

“Child of God! remember it is thy Father’s will, which hath appointed the season, and determined the purpose” (Page 75)

  • Title: An Exposition of the Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Author: Charles Bridges
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Print Publication Date: 1860
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes › Commentaries
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T18:34:37Z

Charles Bridges (1794–1869) was a well-known and prominent leader of the Evangelical Party in the Church of England. He is best remembered for his Old Testament commentaries and for The Christian Ministry, his 1829 treatise on pastoral ministry that remains influential today.


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  1. Emory Horvath

    Emory Horvath


    At a first glance, this appears to be the same edition as the Banner of Truth reprint. A few spot checks showed the same text and footnotes, although the page numbers are rather different.

  2. Brendon Branigin


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