A question about Qoheleth
ebedyah at elite.net
Mon Jun 29 01:13:02 EDT 1998
I have a question about Qoheleth that perhaps some would like to comment on.
In Ecclesiastes 3:11 the word ha'olam is translated "eternity" in many
translations. NIV -- "He has also set eternity in the hearts of men." But
this idea seems to contradict the usual assumption that Qoheleth was a
cynic. Other suggestions have been made such as world, desire, darkness, or
even emended to labor. Isn't eternity the only sensible meaning for 'olam
in this context?
Dave Humpal, First Christian Church, Merced, CA ebedyah at elite.net
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