This volume starts with the background and definition of the title of the Old Testament book, Ecclesiastes. From there, notes on the authorship and date of this biblical literature, outlines, and analysis make up an extensive introduction. Plumptre makes his way through Ecclesiastes verse-by-verse, ending with a trio of appendixes discussing Shakespeare, Koheleth, and Tennyson, and their relationships to the Old Testament.
There are no better books in exposition of the different parts of Scripture than those contained in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. The series has long since established its claim to an honorable place in the front rank of first-rate commentaries; and the teacher or preacher who masters its volumes will be, like Apollos, mighty in the Scriptures.
—Church Sunday School Magazine
E. H. Plumptre was the Dean of Wells, as well as a theologian, biblical scholar, and author.