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Ecclesiastes : a new translation with introduction and commentary

Author: C L Seow
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997.
Series: Bible., v. 18C.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Good advice that stands the test of time-those things we all know are true, tips that help us live the good life-we call wisdom. But, one life time is not enough to master the fine art of living. Distilled over centuries, the biblical book of Ecclesiastes offers us the time-tested advice of Israel's sages. This is the best of wisdom, with echoes of East and West-from Zen and Tao to Merton and Moore--all rolled into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes. English. Seow. 1997.
Ecclesiastes.
New York : Doubleday, 1997
(OCoLC)606293582
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C L Seow
ISBN: 0385411146 9780385411141 9780300139600 0300139608
OCLC Number: 34576674
Description: xxiv, 419 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Title of the book --
Canonicity and order --
Texts and versions --
Language --
Socioeconomic context --
Authorship, integrity, and structure --
Message --
Qohelet among the wise --
Bibliography --
Texts and versions of Ecclesiastes --
Commentaries on Ecclesiastes --
Articles, monographs, and special studies --
Ancient Near Eastern sources --
Translation, notes, and comments --
Superscription (1:1) --
Part I.A. Reflection: Everything is ephemeral and unreliable --
Preface (1:2-11) --
Nothing is ultimately reliable (1:12-2:26) --
Everything is in the hand of God (3:1-22) --
Relative good is not good enough (4:1-16) --
Part I.B. Ethics: Coping with uncertainty --
Attitude before God (5:1-7 [Heb 4:17-5:6]) --
Enjoyment, not greed (5:8-6:9 [Heb 5:7-6:9]) --
Part II.A. Reflection: Everything is elusive --
No one knows what is good (6:10-7:14) --
Righteousness and wisdom are elusive (7:15-29) --
It's an arbitrary world (8:1-17) --
Part II.B. Ethics: Coping with risks and death --
Carpe diem (9:1-10) --
The world is full of risks (9:11-10:15) --
Living with risks (10:16-11:16) --
Conclusion (11:4-12:8) --
Epilogue (12:9-14).
Series Title: Bible., v. 18C.
Other Titles: Bible.
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Responsibility: C.L. Seow.
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Distilled over centuries, the biblical book of "Ecclesiastes" offers us the time-tested advice of Israel's sages. This book offers an interpretation of this collection of ancient wisdom.  Read more...

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