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Bibil Identifier bibil:217169
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der ferne Gott als Richter? Zur theologischen Deutung weltlicher Ungerechtigkeit im Koheletbuch
Author Berner, Christoph
Journal Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche (Volume: 108, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 253-269 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract For Qoheleth, oppression and perversion of justice are social realities that continue without any hope of justice being restored in this world or the next. The idea of God as a judge is alien to Qoheleth and it is only introduced in the course of an editorial reworking of the book in Qoh 3:17; 11:9b; 12:12-14. In this process, two motifs which are of central importance for Qoheleth's thinking are taken up and brought to a new synthesis: The divine determination of the seasons on the one hand and the fate of mortality indiscriminatingly shared by all humans on the other hand allow the editor to conclude that God had determined a time for the eschatological judgment of the righteous and the wicked.
DOI 10.1628/004435411796932156
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ecclesiastes / Qoheleth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fear of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Justice of God
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