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Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes - Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs (Hardback)
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Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes - Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes offers a detailed analysis of the theme of time in Ecclesiastes. The book of Ecclesiastes engages at length with this theme and presents a sophisticated exploration of humanity's temporal situation. Ecclesiastes depicts the temporal reality as extremely problematic for human attempts to live meaningfully. This is especially due to the tension which the book's narrator perceives between the cosmic, temporal reality and the human experience of time. Consequently, humanity's cognitive engagement with time becomes a particular focus in his exploration of life under the sun. Time is not only a central theme in Ecclesiastes; it is also a theme which provides this difficult book with a degree of coherence and renders meaningful some of the passages which otherwise seem contradictory. Furthermore, the explicit exploration in Ecclesiastes of the theme of time provides an excellent entry-point into the broader discussion regarding the presence and character of temporal thinking in the Hebrew Bible more generally. Mirroring the interest in Ecclesiastes for both, Dr Mette Bundvad discusses the biblical book's presentation of both the cosmic temporal structures and the framework of the human past, present and future. It offers close readings of a series of passages in which the theme of time is especially prominent, thus demonstrating how the discussion of time works in Ecclesiastes and how it interacts with other of the book's key-themes.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198739708
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 223 x 153 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This book offers a deeper perspective on the subject of time in the book of Ecclesiastes, as this concept is the cornerstone for the study of the whole book."-- Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry




"Mette Bundvad has written a well-argued book on time in Ecclesiastes. Researchers who interact with time in Qoheleth, or perhaps even time in the Hebrew Bible, will have to consult this work."--Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society


"This book offers a deeper perspective on the subject of time in the book of Ecclesiastes, as this concept is the cornerstone for the study of the whole book."-- Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry




"[Bundvad's] work highlights in a fresh way the importance of the theme of time in Ecclesiastes"--Reading Biblical Literature


"Mette Bundvad has written a well-argued book on time in Ecclesiastes. Researchers who interact with time in Qoheleth, or perhaps even time in the Hebrew Bible, will have to consult this work."--Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society


"This book offers a deeper perspective on the subject of time in the book of Ecclesiastes, as this concept is the cornerstone for the study of the whole book."-- Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry


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