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The Cambridge Bible for Schools.

ECCLESIASTES;

OR,

THE PREACHER.

Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A. AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

GENERAL EDITOR :- J. J. S. PEROWNE, D.D.,

DEAN OF PETERBOROUGH.

ECCLESIASTES;

OR,

THE PREACHER,

EY

WITH NOTES AND INTRODUCTION

BLIOTHECA

Cüī 581
E. H. PLUMPTRE, D.D.
PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT EXEGESIS, KING'S COLLEGE,
LONDON; PREBENDARY OF ST PAUL'S; EXAMINING CHAPLAIN TO

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THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Cambridge:
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row
Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

1881

[All Rights reserved.]

PREFACE

BY THE GENERAL EDITOR.

THE General Editor of The Cambridge Bible for Schools thinks it right to say that he does not hold himself responsible either for the interpretation of particular passages which the Editors of the several Books have adopted, or for any opinion on points of doctrine that they may have expressed. In the New Testament more especially questions arise of the deepest theological import, on which the ablest and most conscientious interpreters have differed and always will differ. His aim has been in all such cases to leave each Contributor to the unfettered exercise of his own judgment, only taking care that mere controversy should as far as possible be avoided. He has contented himself chiefly with a careful revision of the notes, with pointing out omissions, with

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