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By Richard Alan Jr. Fuhr

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The main to a balanced and actual figuring out of the publication of Ecclesiastes lies within the inter-dependent relationships among the widespread motifs in the booklet. An research of the Inter-Dependency of the fashionable Motifs in the publication of Qohelet explores this dynamic. the ultimate consequence of such an technique is a wisdom-based paradigm for residing «under the sun», a sensible man’s method of residing in a fallen global. Qohelet’s conclusions are two-fold and balanced. First, in gentle of the truth that existence is fleeting, dying is inevitable, and one’s destiny lies open air of the area of human keep an eye on, the clever will get pleasure from lifestyles as a present from God, spotting that pleasure is finally a accountability and a mandate positioned upon them. moment, in gentle of the truth that existence is fleeting, loss of life is inevitable, and God’s enigmatic methods in the world are absolute to be by means of an equitable destiny judgment, the clever will worry God and preserve his commandments. consequently, the clever individual will get pleasure from lifestyles yet no longer get pleasure from sin, dwelling every day to its fullest yet in sobriety, figuring out that for all our activities there's a coming judgment. this can be the knowledge of Ecclesiastes.

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In this sense the lbh motif is a descriptive foundation from which Qohelet begins his quest, namely, to discover how the wise man should live in a world that can best be described as lbh. 98 The second prominent motif observable within Qohelet is the “under the sun” perspective from which the quest is directed. 99 The “under the sun” perspective implies that the observations, reflections, conclusions, and even the pursuit of Qohelet’s quest were undertaken from a “horizontal” perspective, and while inspired within the canon, were not necessarily revealed by any means other than observation and existential reflection.

See H. Carl Shank, “Qohelet’s World and Life View as Seen in his Recurring Phrases,” WTJ 37 (1974): 67. wrty (defined lexically as “gain” or advantage”) will be examined in chapter 2 as a “solution” to the “situation,” or dilemma, of lbh. 3 The literary function by which Qohelet uses introductory “lbh clauses” and concluding “lbh judgments” in turn mirrors on a smaller scale and in a more defined fashion the introductory and concluding comprehensive lbh superlatives. 30 Despite the variety of contexts in which the term is found throughout Qohelet, modern English translations have typically been consistent in translating the term uniformly throughout the book.

94 Many topics and motifs are treated under the umbrella of those motifs selected as “prominent” in this work. For instance, the topic of “time” is critical in 93 I define the term “motif” in accordance with Jess Stein, editor in chief, Random House College Dictionary of the English Language, rev. ed. (New York: Random House, 1988), 871. Here the term is defined 1) as a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc . . or, 2) as a dominant idea or feature. The term “theme,” on the other hand, refers generally to any subject or topic, without including the aspects of repetition and dominance inherent in a motif.

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