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alternative ancient Near Eastern appears Aramaic attempt beginning Ben Sira better biblical biblical Hebrew Book of Job Book of Proverbs clause clear clearly commentary commentators conclusion connection context correct death e.g. Prov earlier wisdom Ecclesiastes elsewhere emendation enjoyment evil example expression fact follows folly fool frequently futility Galling God's Gordis hebel Hebrew text Hertzberg human interpretation Jerusalem judgement king Kroeber Lamedh later Lauha literally literary Lohfink man's meaning merismus metaphor Mishnah noun occurs Old Testament Palestine parallel passages person phrase pleasure possible probably Qere Qoheleth Qoheleth's thought question Qumran quotation R. N. WHYBRAY rd'dh reason reference regard rendering repetition RSV's second half sense sentence similar simply Solomon statement suggested supposed thematic theme things toil translation vanity verb Versions Vulg wealth whole Whybray wisdom literature wisdom teaching wise word Zimmerli