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Bibil Identifier bibil:219862
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Qohelet 3,18—A Test?
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 23, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 282-296 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A slightly different separation of the text in Qoh 3,18 results in the reading לבר מהאלהים instead of לברם האלהים, in which לבר is “apart of” based on the Aramaic, or לבד = לבר “alone” assuming a ד/ר confusion. In each case an eminently reasonable text is obtained regarding man apart of God, or man without God. Qohelet seems to believe that without God man would be egocentric, just as a beast.
DOI 10.1080/09018320903303629
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 3,18
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