The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory

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This book is a study of the making of collective memory within early Judaism in a seminal text of the Western canon. The book of Ecclesiastes and its speaker Qohelet are famous for saying that there is 'nothing new under the sun'. In the literary tradition of the modern West this has been taken as the motto of a book that is universal in scope, Greek in its patterns of thought, and floating free from the particularism and historical concerns of the rest of the Bible. Jennie Barbour argues that reading the book as a general ...

The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199657827

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