[b-hebrew] words for fool

Kirk Lowery klowery at wts.edu
Wed Mar 19 16:47:10 EST 2003

Daryl F. Jefferies wrote:

> But since you mentioned it, is there no recognition of the slipping of 
> faculties with age in the HB?  The DSS take into account the loss of 
> abilities as people age.  Maybe someone on the list has looked into 
> biblical attitudes towards aging...

Qohelet's metaphorical poem on aging in chapter 12 might be a source 
for the language of senility....


Kirk E. Lowery, Ph.D.
Director, Westminster Hebrew Institute
Adjunct Professor of Old Testament
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

Theorie ist, wenn man alles weiss und nichts klappt.
Praxis ist, wenn alles klappt und keiner weiss warum.
Bei uns sind Theorie und Praxis vereint:
nichts klappt und keiner weiss warum!

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