VI. Outline

VI. Outline

  1. The Repetitious Nature of Life (1:1-11)
  2. A Solomonic Experiment—A Search for Satisfaction (1:12-2:26)
  3. A Catalog of Times (3:1-15)
  4. Problems of Injustice and Oppression (3:16-4:3)
  5. Competition, Cooperation, and Fame (4:4-16)
  6. Temple Protocol (5:1-7)
  7. The Vanity of Wealth (5:8-6:12)
  8. Provocative and Perplexing Proverbs (7:1-8:1)
  9. Court Protocol (8:2-9)
  10. The Reality of Injustice (8:10-17)
  11. A Common Destiny (9:1-10)
  12. Inadequacy of Wisdom (9:11-18)
  13. Assorted Practical Sayings (10:1-20)
  14. A Call to Action (11:1-6)
  15. Youth and Old Age (11:7-12:8)
  16. The Conclusion (12:9-14)