Christian Interpretation of Kohelet [Ecclesiastes]

Three Examples from History and the Present

in European Judaism
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  • 1 University of Vienna, Austria
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The book of Kohelet has been interpreted in very different, even opposing ways. There are rather divergent views on its main theme. Is Kohelet a God-fearing sage or a hedonistic sceptic? A godly preacher or a godless provocateur? This article shows three important interpretations of the book through the centuries and highlights their presuppositions, methods and results.

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