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Bibil Identifier bibil:213044
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Two Approaches to Lfe in the Second Temple Period
Title (English, ) Deuteronomy and Qoholet
Author Lombaard, Christo
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 65, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 498-501 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The prosaic Mosaic death in Deuteronomy 34 leaves the way of life כָּל־הַיָּמִים / עַר־לְעֹלָם / לְעֹלָם as constituted in הַדְּבָרִים. That is, par excellence: Life לִפְנֵי יְהוָה is found in words. In Qohelet, another kind of existentialism, in the face of death, is found, namely in the sensual life of enjoyment of food, drink and companionship. These two approaches constitute different, competing Second Temple period conceptions of how to live, despite death, coram Deo. These two conceptions indicate the existence of more than one ethos within ancient Judaic society – a dynamic often lacking in the South African context.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v65i1.185
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ecclesiastes / Qoheleth
Pericopes Deuteronomy 34
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