The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes - Philippe Guillaume

The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes - Philippe Guillaume

71. Was Qohelet Fighting Depression?

The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes - Philippe Guillaume

Steinar Skarpnes [+-]
Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (PhD student)
Steinar Skarpnes is Phd student of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, MF- Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, and is working on a thesis on memories of Hezekiah in the Chronicles.

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All is vanity, a puff of smoke that fades away. Is Qohelet arguing that the glass is half full or that it is half empty? Exposing the human tendency to seek escape in illusions, Qohelet recommends a willingness to accept the passing nature of existence by enjoying mundane gifts here and now.

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Skarpnes, Steinar. 71. Was Qohelet Fighting Depression?. The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 362-366 Feb 2024. ISBN 9781800504523. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44933. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44933. Feb 2024

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