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Bibil Identifier bibil:200572
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Cycle of Life in Ecclesiastes
Author Dell, Katharine J.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 59, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 181-189 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract An exploration of the way the voice of the earth is heard in a cyclical view of nature presented in Ecclesiastes, notably in passages such as Eccl. 1:4-7 and 11:3-5. Also an investigation into the way imagery is used from the natural world in the book as a whole, looking especially at the use of animal imagery, as from members of the earth community outside the human and yet integrally related to the human. The argument is pursued that instead of simply illustrating human life as part of the dualistic worldview of the book, e.g. in 3:18-21, that in many ways the earth and its creatures define human life within the context of the earth's character, cycles and abundance.
DOI 10.1163/156853309X413372
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ecclesiastes / Qoheleth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Life
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Nature
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 1,4-1,7
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