Challenging. Ambiguous. Uncertain. Overlooked. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the book of Ecclesiastes. Yet for those who take up the challenge, Ecclesiastes offers great wisdom and insight into the nature of man, the authority of God, and the eternal dangers of elevating earthly and material pursuits over God’s rightful place of worship—theological topics applicable to all Christians today. In June’s Free Book of the Month, Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 23a: Ecclesiastes, author Roland Murphy delves into this sometimes perplexing book and studies its textual history, historical and sociological context, and place…