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New to this thread, but just a thought-looking at some commentary in a study Bible I purchased, and it translates it as, "in the world of human experience." The Biblical scholar (Dr. Scott Hahn) that provides the commentary and notes understands original Biblical languages, and has untangled many an odd verse for me.


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Rashi sets forth two reasons for the connection, and other commentators have other interesting ideas. Rashi states first that the verse "Divide a portion into seven, and even into eight for you don't know what troubles shall be upon the earth" (Eccl. 11:2), refers to Succot, referring to a Midrash, Kohelet Rabbah 11:2, which quotes one opinion that the ...



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