Written about 1000 years before Jesus’ birth, the book of Ecclesiastes is part of what’s known as the Old Testament’s wisdom literature. It’s a book Jesus himself would have read and been familiar with. If you’ve ever heard the saying, “For everything there is a season,” then you’re already familiar with it too! That nugget of wisdom comes straight out of Ecclesiastes.
It also needs to be said that Ecclesiastes is regarded by scholars as the most emo book in the Bible. From start to finish it sounds as though it’s written by an angsty teenager.