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Bibil Identifier bibil:138728
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Doings of the Wicked in Qohelet 8:10
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 8, Issue: 6)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 21 pages.
Abstract Minor and reasonable emendations produce the following reading:
וּבְכֵן רָאִיתִי רְשָׁעִים קְבָרִים וְאוֹב וּמְקוֹם קָדוֹשׁ יְהַלֵּכוּ וְיִשְׁתַּכְּחוּ בָעִיר אֲשֶׁר כֵּן־עָשׂוּ גַּם־זֶה הָבֶל

and also I saw wicked frequenting graves, and necromancer, and place of a holy. And they were forgotten in the city in which they did so (correctly?). This too is absurd.” The verse is an observation regarding repenting evil-doers. Their acts of piety are forgotten in their own city, though they could have served as actual examples for justifying God’s being ‘slow to anger.’
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 8,10
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