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Bibil Identifier bibil:221060
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Qohelet 4,13-16
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 22, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 176-194 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is suggested that Qohelet 4,13-16 consists of two loosely connected units: a gut-spruch unit (Qoh 4,13-14); and, an observation unit (Qoh 4,15-16). The gut-spruch unit asserts that a wise child is from birth endowed with the intelligence to eventually rule, while a foolish king has been intellectually deficient from birth, being in office would not improve him, and his liability increases with age. The observation unit records that having an old but foolish king many people would naturally vie for his heir, only later to become disappointed, because the heir is apparently no different than his father. The moral of both units is that there is advantage to innate intelligence.
DOI 10.1080/09018320802661176
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 4,13-4,16
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