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Axiological assumptions in Qohelet: A historical-philosophical clarification

Jaco W. Gericke
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 1 | a515 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.515 | © 2012 Jaco W. Gericke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 April 2011 | Published: 23 February 2012

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The article has as its working hypothesis the proposal that the Book of Ecclesiastes has axiology as its main concern. All interest in reality, knowledge and morality can be interpreted as being subsumed under the primary obsession, which is value (and the lack thereof). In support of this theory the article ventures a brief descriptive philosophical elucidation of Qoheleth


Ecclesiastes; Value theory; goodness


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