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Everything Is Mist: Ecclesiastes on Life in a Puzzling and Troubled Temporary World Glenn Fobert

Everything Is Mist: Ecclesiastes on Life in a Puzzling and Troubled Temporary World

Glenn Fobert

Published February 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781553065197
Paperback
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Ecclesiastes is the most confusing book in the Bible. The translators of the Septuagint were probably expert linguists, but they were poor scientists by todays standards, and as a result they mistranslated the key word in this book, and have led usMoreEcclesiastes is the most confusing book in the Bible. The translators of the Septuagint were probably expert linguists, but they were poor scientists by todays standards, and as a result they mistranslated the key word in this book, and have led us astray for over 2000 years. Although hebel in Hebrew literally means mist, they assumed it symbolized emptiness, and translated it as such. This became vanity in KJV and meaningless in NIV. The result is a book with the heretical statement that God has given us a meaningless life (Eccl. 9:9).Fobert argues that from the scientific point of view mist is not empty or meaningless, but useful, though puzzling and temporary, and interprets Ecclesiastes accordingly. The result is a book that is not confusing, and looks at the best way for godly people to cope with the many problems we meet in our puzzling and temporary, yet meaningful, life on this earth.Fobert is a retired Metallurgical Engineer (BASc, P. Eng) with over forty years experience in the aluminum industry. Beginning ar the age of nineteen in a Baptist church in Ottawa, he has taught children, teenagers, university students and adults, always digging into theological problems. Married, the father of four and the grandfather of seven, he is still teaching and is active in gospel choirs, but has devoted most of his time in the last three years to the writing of a few theological books.