[b-hebrew] Ecc 9:12

Kirk Lowery Kirk at GrovesCenter.org
Wed Mar 28 07:23:41 EDT 2012


On 03/27/2012 01:55 AM, Pere Porta wrote:
> Dear b-hebrew listers,
> 
> Ecc 9:12 -- Literally the Hebrew says: "Moreover, man does not know his
> time..........".
> I remark that the first seven words in Ecc 9:12 are often understood  -as
> shown in several translations-  as "the humans do not know when they will
> die".
> 
> Do you feel this is a misunderstanding of the text?
> What does the Hebrew text really mean?
> 

Certainly death is one event that one (generally) does not know when it
will occur.

But don't you think Qohelet has chapter three's poem on time in mind?

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Kirk
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