Ecclesiastes authorship and dating

I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house.

I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me.

In fact, it’s one of the few books of the Old Testament that the early church debated not including in the Bible.

One of the biggest questions surrounding Ecclesiastes is in regards to its authorship.

Rather, he is initially introduced in the third person, and even when the first person is used, it’s sometimes presented as quoted material: —Ecclesiastes –29 This suggests that an unnamed author was presenting the wisdom of Qoheleth, a famed assembler of wisdom, for our consideration.