Aleph Tav Alert: Ecclesiastes



The Book of Ecclesiastes does not directly identify its author but there are many verses that imply Solomon is the author. The name Ecclesiastes in Hebrew means member of an assembly but is often thought to mean Preacher. There are some verses that may suggest a different person wrote the book after Solomon’s death, which could have been several hundred years later, but the conventional belief is that Solomon is indeed the author. Solomon’s reign as king of Israel lasted from around 970 B.C. to approximately 930 B.C. The book is believed to have been written towards the end of his reign, approximately 935 B.C. Ecclesiastes is a book, which puts into perspective a narrative of “the Preacher” (KJV), or “the Teacher” (NIV) and reveals the depression that inevitably results from seeking happiness through worldly possessions. The book is a perspective of the world through the eyes of wisdom and explores the meaning of humanity in regard to most every form of worldly pleasure and nothing seems to make sense accept that faith in Elohim is the only way to find personal meaning and happiness. In the end he decides to accept the fact that life is brief and ultimately worthless without personal commitment and obedience to Elohim instead of temporary pleasure.

Aleph/Tav את Used in ECCLESIASTES: et אֶת 0 times, אֶת־ et- 60 times, אֵת eet 2 times, אֶת־ Et- 6 times, אֵת Eet 2 time, אָתְּ aat 0 times, אַתְּ at 0 times, אַתְּ־ at- 0 time, = Total 70

Vav/Aleph/Tav ואת Wa‘at וְאַתְּ 0 times, Wa‘eet וְאֵת 1 time, Wa‘et- וְאֶת־ 2 times = 3 Grand Total 73

Aleph/Tav ALERT: The Book of Ecclesiastes has only 12 short chapters but the author uses a total of 73 Aleph Tav את Symbols, some in every chapter, which many prove to give some amazing characteristics of the Yah-head. It is interesting to note that Father’s Memorial Name, יהוה is never used by the author in the Book of Ecclesiastes. The very first time the Aleph Tav את Symbol is used, the author (Solomon) is giving his heart to את in Eccl 1:13 which states, And I gave את my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven: it is a sore travail that Elohim has given to the sons of men to be exercised with it. 14 I have seen את all the works that are done under the sun; and, surely, all is vanity and a striving after wind. 12 And I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly: For what can the man do that comes after the King, את which has been done long ago…implying את has ordained everything from long ago.

Again we see confirmation of Genesis 1:1 that everything was created THROUGH את Y’shua in Eccl 3:11 את He has made everything beautiful in its time: also את the world he has set in their heart, so that no man can find out from Adam את the work that Elohim has made from the beginning even to the end…the same mind-set continues in Eccl 7:13 Consider את work of Elohim: for who can make that straight, את which He has made crooked? And also in 11:5 As you know not what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so you do not know את work of Elohim who makes את all.

And concerning Wisdom from את Y’shua in Eccl 8:16 When I applied את my heart to know Wisdom and to see את the business that is done upon the earth…17 then I beheld את all the Work of Elohim, that man cannot find out את the work that is done under the sun; because however much a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it…And the CONCLUSION is Eccl 12:13 This is the conclusion of the matter; all has been heard: את Elohim fear, and keep his commandments (mitzvah, laws); for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For את every work Elohim shall bring into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil…implying את Y’shua is our judge at the end as stated in John 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.