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Solomon or Qohelet?

The protagonist of Ecclesiastes is often believed to be Solomon of the 10th century BCE, but the name never appears in the book. Most scholars point out that the main character is probably from the third century BCE.

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Ecclesiastes Translation Series (9): Qohelet’s Gender (Eccl 7:27)

In Hebrew the verb’s gender should agree with its subject and number. The word “Qohelet” is a feminine singular participle functioning as a noun. So the word requires feminine singular forms of verbs. However, because Qohelet is introduced as a “son” of David, almost all verbs for Qohelet is masculine singular except for Eccl 7:27, which seems quite intentional and worth giving your attention.

Khazneh Petra
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Where is the treasury of the house of the LORD (YHWH)?

In the story of Jericho, Joshua commanded the people not to take spoils as those items should be taken into the treasury of the LORD. But what facility does it refer to? Or where is it? This article investigate this matter.

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솔로몬인가 코헬렛인가?

전도서의 주화자는 히브리어로 ‘코헬렛’인데, 책의 서두에 그를 ‘다윗의 아들, 이스라엘의 왕’이라고 소개하고 있어서 대부분 독자들은 그를 솔로몬으로 이해한다. 하지만 전도서에 ‘솔로몬’이란 이름은 등장하지 않으며 저작 연대상의 문제로 솔로몬일 수도 없다. 이 글은 전도서의 화자가 누구인지에 대해 다룬다.

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