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Dialogues with Kohelet : the book of Ecclesiastes : translation and commentary

Author: T Anthony Perry
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
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Perry, T. Anthony (Theodore Anthony), 1938-
Dialogues with Kohelet.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)609329040
Online version:
Perry, T. Anthony (Theodore Anthony), 1938-
Dialogues with Kohelet.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624379128
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T Anthony Perry
ISBN: 0271008822 9780271008820
OCLC Number: 25788074
Description: xiv, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: Introduction. 1. The problem: pessimism and the Canon --
2. The literary genre of Kohelet --
3. The themes of Kohelet --
4. K versus P: the dialogue of characters --
5. K versus P: the dialogue of topics --
6. The present translation, commentary, and notes --
Part 2: Dialogues with K: translation and commentary. I. The presenter P announces K's motto and thesis (1:1-3) --
II. Prologue on the nature of things: analogies from nature (1:4-11) --
III. The experiment with experience (1:12-2:26) --
IV. The two times or directions: human nature versus nature (2:26b-3:8) --
V. God's hidden purposes (3:9-15) --
VI. The place of justice (3:16-22) --
VII. A debate in proverbs: on the one versus the many (4:1-16) --
VIII. On sages and fools: let your words be few and fear God (4:17-5:8) --
IX. What is true wealth? (5:9-6:9a) --
X. Transition: what is man? (6:9b-11) --
XI. Beginnings and ends (again the two directions) (6:12-7:12) --
XII. More on God's purposes and justice (7:13-29) --
XIII. Reacting to absolute power: obedience or wisdom (8:1-7) --
XIV. On wickedness and retribution (8:8-9:3) --
XV. To life! (9:4-10) --
XVI. More on sages and fools (9:11-10:7) --
XVII. A debate in proverbs (10:8-11:10) --
XVIII. An allegory on old age and death (12:1-7) --
XIX. P's epilogue and the ongoing tradition of righting (12:8-14) --
Part 3: Additional notes and remarks. 1. Additional note on Kohelet == 2. Excursus: dialogue and its methods.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: T.A. Perry.

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