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Holmes-Parsons Ecclesiastes

Just the other day I was looking for a PDF of the Holmes-Parsons edition of Ecclesiastes. John Meade helped me find it online here. In fact, all five volumes are available online. Today, I got to see the real thing:

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“Making Sense of Qoheleth”

That is the title of the paper I wrote for our Septuagint seminar last fall. If you are interested, have a look: “Making Sense of Qoheleth” Here is the introduction: This paper offers a qualification to the stereotypical description of the Septuagint translator of Qoheleth. The translator is typically described as one of the most […]

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On Pursuing Wisdom East of Eden

Everyone wants to be wise. The problem is that pursuing wisdom apart from God can lead to disaster. That is part of what went wrong in the garden. Genesis 3:6 says, ותרא האשׁה כי … נחמד העץ להשׂכל … ויאכל When the woman saw that eating from the tree was (among other things) able to […]

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Shouting(!) in the Apparatus

Many people don’t realize that an exclamation point in print is equivalent to shouting. I’m sure Y. A. P. Goldman, editor of the Qoheleth portion of BHQ’s Megilloth fascile, is not one of those people. So, when I read the exclamatory statement below, I smiled. Concerning ומי־אהב בהמון in Ecclesiastes 5:9, he says, The preposition […]