Meaning of Meaninglessness (Dr. Trey Benfield)

Ecclesiastes is a difficult book to grasp, but it is also one of the most interesting books of the Bible.  In this sermon we will learn the four keys to understanding Ecclesiastes.  One of the major obstacles to understanding Ecclesiastes is translating the word hebel which is translated vanity or meaninglessness.  I argue that the concept of hebel cannot be contained in a single word or concept. Instead the best way to understand hebel is by looking at the story of Cain and Abel.   

Scripture Reading: Genesis 4:1-22

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:20-22

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:1-2