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Bibil Identifier bibil:225192
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Qohelet’s Views on Women—Misogyny or Standard Perceptions? An Analysis of Qohelet 7,23-29 and 9,9
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 26, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 157-191 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Some commentators viewed Qohelet as a misogynist and advocate
of promiscuity. Our understanding of the pertinent texts (7,23-29 and
9,9) indicates that he is neither. This understanding rests on reading in v. 27
חַתָּה אַחַת לֺא “a woman that was unafraid” instead of אַחַת לְאַחַת ; in v. 28 מְאַלֵּף
“instructs” instead of מֵּאֶלֶף ; and, in v. 29 יָּשֺר “he should rule” instead of .יָּשָּר
Qohelet’s philosophical opinions are rooted in the normative Jewish tradition
and precepts of Near East wisdom, which respect well-established societal
institutions. In Qoh 7,23-29 and 9,9 he presents normative biblical thinking,
without breaking any new ground.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2012.730200
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Wisdom
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 7,23-7,29
Ecclesiastes 9,9
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