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Reading Ecclesiastes

Author : Craig G. Bartholomew
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Leggere l'Ecclesiaste. Studio di Craig G. Bartholomew. Questo volume esplora l'ermeneutica e l'esegesi biblica, mantenendo un'attenzione prioritaria alla lettura dell'Ecclesiaste. Un'attenzione particolare e rivolta allo sviluppo del metodo storico critico nel contesto della modernita e alle sue implicazioni per la lettura dell'Ecclesiaste. At the end of the twentieth century there is no agreement among scholars about how to read Ecclesiastes. Some read it as deeply pessimistic while others read it as an affirmation of joy. Ecclesiastes is thus a fertile site for an analysis of the hermeneutical issues impacting on biblical exegesis. This volume explores the interface of hermeneutics and biblical exegesis while keeping its focus on the reading of Ecclesiastes. Particular attention is paid to the development of the historical critical method in the context of modernity and its implications for the reading of Ecclesiastes. The postmodern turn in biblical interpretation is analysed in terms of the challenge it presents to historical criticism. It is argued in conclusion that Christian scholars ought to practice a biblical hermeneutic shaped integrally by a Christian perspective and the contours of such an approach are mapped out. From this perspective ecclesiastes is read as an ironie exposure of an empiricistic epistemology which seeks wisdom through personal experience and analysis alone.

Reading Ecclesiastes

Author : Mary E. Mills
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Reading Ecclesiastes explores the literary style and themes of the Book of Ecclesiastes, investigating its overall theological messages and the cultural perspectives which readers bring to bear on their act of reading. Examining the meaning found in Ecclesiastes through the use of two important contemporary reading methods - narrative criticism and cultural exegesis - Mary E. Mills breaks new ground. Highlighting the range of theological meaning attached to the book of Ecclesiastes as a result of treating the text as a form of narrative and a story told in the first person, this innovative book will appeal to all those interested in narrative criticism, literary studies and interpretation and Wisdom tradition and the ancient world more widely, as well as biblical scholars.

Cross Textual Reading of Ecclesiastes with the Analects

Author : Elaine Wei-Fun Goh
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Various cross-textual readings have been attempted between the Christian Bible and Chinese literature. Using cross-textual hermeneutics, this study centers on the political wisdom of Ecclesiastes and the Analects, and its goal is to demonstrate that both texts offer wisdom pointers for human survival amid uncertain sociopolitical realities. Chapter 1 introduces the vibrant interaction of biblical wisdom literature within the ancient Near East and highlights some of its political connections. The openness of wisdom literature is then proposed to support this present effort of cross-textual research. Chapter 2 offers readings of eight passages that communicate Qoheleth’s political wisdom in Ecclesiastes. Chapter 3 centers on the Analects and on some notable passages that relate to Confucius’ political ideas. Chapter 4 seeks to demonstrate the dialogical dynamics between the two works by exploring specific hermeneutical connections. In conclusion, readers will come to understand the distinctive and collective political insights of both wisdom texts. That is, this study suggests contextualized ideas for living wisely from within both a faith tradition and a native tradition.

Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually

Author : Katharine J. Dell
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This volume continues the study of intertextuality in the 'Wisdom Literature' initiated in Reading Job Intertextually (Dell and Kynes, T&T Clark, 2012). Like that book, Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually provides the first comprehensive treatment of intertextuality in this wisdom text. Articles address intertextual resonances between Ecclesiastes and texts across the Hebrew canon, along with texts throughout history, from Greek classical literature to the New Testament, Jewish and Christian interpretation, and existential and Modern philosophy. As a multi-authored volume that gathers together scholars with expertise on this diverse array of texts, this collection provides exegetical insight that exceeds any similar attempt by a single author. The contributors have been encouraged to pursue the intertextual approach that best suits their topic, thereby offering readers a valuable collection of intertextual case studies addressing a single text.

Ecclesiastes

Author : Craig G. Bartholomew
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A world-renowned Old Testament scholar provides a careful exegetical reading of Ecclesiastes with theological insights for serious students of the Bible.

Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika

Author : Jione Havea
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This book contains interpretations of Ecclesiastes by authors from Asia and Pasifika. Essays engage oral traditions, customs, and written texts not usually encountered in biblical scholarship. Topics of wisdom, gender, justice, vanity, bitterness, life, death, labor, exile, pain, and philosophy invite readers to reconsider their own interpretations.

Wisdom Commentary Series Qoheleth Ecclesiastes

Author : Lisa M. Wolfe
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Qoheleth, also called Ecclesiastes, has been bad news for women throughout history. In this commentary Lisa Wolfe offers intriguing new possibilities for feminist interpretation of the book’s parts, including Qoheleth’s most offensive passages, and as a whole. Throughout her interpretation, Wolfe explores multiple connections between this book and women of all times, from investigating how the verbs in the time poem in 3:1-8 may relate to biblical and contemporary women alike, to noting that if 11:1 indicates ancient beer making it thus reveals the women who made the beer itself. In the end, Wolfe argues that, by struggling with the perplexing text of Qoheleth, we may discover fruitful, against-the-grain reading strategies for our own time.

Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually Ecclesiastes in dialogue with the Hebrew Bible

Author : Katharine Julia Dell
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"This volume continues the study of intertextuality in the 'Wisdom Literature' initiated in Reading Job Intertextually (Dell and Kynes, T & T Clark, 2012). Like that book, Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually provides the first comprehensive treatment of intertextuality in this wisdom text. Articles address intertextual resonances between Ecclesiastes and texts across the Hebrew canon, along with texts throughout history, from Greek classical literature to the New Testament, Jewish and Christian interpretation, and existential and Modern philosophy. As a multi-authored volume that gathers together scholars with expertise on this diverse array of texts, this collection provides exegetical insight that exceeds any similar attempt by a single author. The contributors have been encouraged to pursue the intertextual approach that best suits their topic, thereby offering readers a valuable collection of intertextual case studies addressing a single text."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes

Author : George Aaron Barton
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Lectures on Ecclesiastes

Author : George Granville Bradley
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A memoir of Patrick Fraser Tytler

Author : John William Burgon
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Ecclesiastes

Author : Tom Finley
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A Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Author : Moses Stuart
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A Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Author : Moses Stuart
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Our Little Life

Author : Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
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Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

Author : Thomas M. Bolin
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In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet presents an identity that has challenged readers for centuries. This book offers a reception history of the different ways readers have constructed Qohelet as an author. Previous reception histories of Ecclesiastes group readings into "premodern" and "critical," or separate Jewish from Christian readings. In deliberate contrast, this analysis arranges readings thematically according to the interpretive potential inherent in the text, a method of biblical reception history articulated by Brennan Breed. Doing so erases the artificial distinctions between so-called scholarly and confessional readings and highlights the fact that many modern academic readings of the authorship of Ecclesiastes travel in well-worn interpretive paths that long predate the rise of critical scholarship. Thus this book offers a reminder that, while critical biblical scholarship is an essential part of the interpretive task, academic readings are themselves indebted to the Bible’s reception history and a part of it.

Treasures of the Heart

Author : Diane Wolkstein
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On the Jewish holidays, portions of stories are told. An exquisite teller of tales, Wolkstein has gifted readers with the full story for each holiday. Each of the 27 stories in "Treasures" is introduced in both historical and symbolic time.

Ecclesiastes Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms

Author : Craig G. Bartholomew
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Respected Old Testament scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the well-received Drama of Scripture, provides a careful exegetical reading of Ecclesiastes in this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Along with helpful translation and commentary, Ecclesiastes considers the theological implications of the text and its literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying levels of interest and training to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. Pastors, teachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study.

A Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Author : Thomas Pelham Dale
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Journey Through Judaism

Author : Alan D. Bennett
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A collection of readings selected to enhance the new directions of Reform Jewish education, covering such areas as "The Jew and the Law," "Of Jews and Languages," and "A Jew Congregates with Other Jews."