Paul Haupt's introduction, translation, and commentary on the controversial book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible.
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Paul Haupt was a Semitic scholar and one of the pioneers of Assyrology in America. Known for his editions of the Hebrew Bible and texts and translation of the Gilgamesh, his work is still foundational to any study of Near Eastern language. This is his introduction, translation, and commentary to the book of Ecclesiastes, a part of the Bible both beloved and troubling to scholars of Biblical literature for its stark and unflinching commentary upon the sorrows and inequity of life 'under the sun.' A truly interesting, engaging, and thought-provoking edition, this translation will be illuminating for scholars and the lay-faithful of the Hebrew Bible.