Ecclesiastes

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A&C Black, Aug 1, 1989 - Religion - 87 pages
Ecclesiastes is at once a strange book and a modern one, at once enigmatic and curiously familiar. Here we find a man detached from the world and yet intensely aware of it, setting down in writing his thoughts about human life. Yet from the very first his readers have been unable to agree about his basic attitude to life. Whybray sorts through the options by asking questions regarding the author, his times, his language and his ideas.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
11
2 The Author and his Times
15
3 Language Style and Structure
29
4 Place in the History of Thought
51
5 Qoheleths Characteristic Ideas
63
Index of Biblical References
85
Index of Authors
88
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The late was Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies at the Univeristy of Hull.

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