[1] John Calvin, A Commentary on Genesis. Vol. II, pg. 395.

[2] Vermes, cited in Morris, A Commentary on Matthew, pg. 130fn.

[3] Interestingly, Matthew, who wrote this Gospel, was himself a tax collector.

[4] J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Matthew. pg. 45.

5 All Scripture citations in this study are taken from the King James Version.

[6] David Hubbard, Mastering the Old Testament: Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, pg. 43.

[7] Charles Bridges, A Commentary on Ecclesiastes, pg. 8.