Qoheleth: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible  -     By: Thomas Kruger
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Qoheleth: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

Fortress Press / 2003 / Hardcover

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Qoheleth presents a special challenge not only for professional commentators but also for normal readers of the Hebrew text (or a modern translation). Most people in modern Western industrial societies can relate without great difficulty to the reflections of the book of Qoheleth on work and rest and they can understand these reflections in terms of their own experiences. Nonetheless, the way in which these and other themes are handled in Qoheleth is a little puzzling. The fact that the book reveals no clear organization and no overall progression of ideas may be accepted as a literary peculiarity and perhaps even strike one as interesting. Yet when one finds on various themes many statements that are highly contradictory in both the broad and the narrow context, one begins to ask what could be the point of this book and what is the purpose expressed in it. The present commentary seeks to help answer these questions.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0800660366
ISBN-13: 9780800660369
Availability: In Stock
Series: Hermeneia Commentary

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