QOHELETH XI 7-XII 8: QOHELETH'S SUMMONS TO ENJOYMENT AND REFLECTION by GRAHAM S. OGDEN Taipei, Taiwan In recent articles investigating the closing pericopai of the book Qoheleth, I have suggested that the author employed a structural device in which the theme of the unit was set forth in the opening statement, then elaborated throughout the pericope: thus, ix 17-18 introduces the unit ix 17-x 20 with the theme of wisdom's power and vulnerability; xi 1-2 provides the thesis of xi 1-6 with its twin thoughts of what man can and cannot know. This same structural and stylistic phenomenon may now be observed in xi 7-xii 8.2 Our task in this article is to examine the structure of Qoh xi 7-xii 8 for clues as to the pericope's precise meaning, and then to probe the relationship of this final pericope to the wider work. I The Limits of the Pericope I have already suggested in "Qoheleth xi 1-6", pp. 222-4, that, in the context of ch. xi, vv. 1-6 form an independent unit of thought, though not without some relationship to vv. 7-8 where references to light, darkness and the sun provide links with the natural phenomena mentioned in
Vetus Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1984
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