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The Language of Qohelet in Its Context: Essays in Honour of Prof. A. Schoors on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday
Berlejung, A. and P. van Hecke, editors

Leuven: Peeters, 2007 pp. viii + 241. Ä75.00

Series Information
Orientalia Lovaniensia analecta, 164


Description: This volume contains thirteen articles on the book of Qohelet, which were read on an international symposium on the occasion of the seventieth birthday of Professor Antoon Schoors, one of the leading scholars of this intriguing book. The studies, written by international experts in the field, cover both grammatical and semantic aspects of the language of Qohelet, but also deal with exegetical problems in the book and with the position of the book and its language in its wider context. In this respect, the volume forms a fitting tribute to this Qohelet-scholar to whom the scholarly world owes much. It will be a welcome source to all those interested in the fascinating book of Qohelet and in Israel's wisdom literature in general.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Ecclesiastes/Qoheleth, Literature

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Review by Max Rogland
Published 6/1/2009
Citation: Max Rogland, review of A. Berlejung and P. van Hecke, eds., The Language of Qohelet in Its Context: Essays in Honour of Prof. A. Schoors on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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