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Chapter 2: The present in the book of Qohelet

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This paper examines Qohelet's discussion of human life in the present in connection with the book's discourse on time more generally. Two aspects of this discourse are especially highlighted, the first being the relationship of the present to the past and future and the second Qohelet's questioning of the problems surrounding the cognitive abilities of human beings to engage properly with their temporal conditions. In the second half of the paper, Qohelet 8:1-9 is offered as a case study. In ...

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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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