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comment Does the author in Ecclesiastes 4:3 consider all people in the world better-off-dead, or just some?
@DickHarfield - If one is to understand it not literally, the question remains the same, is it applied to some, or all?
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comment What point is the author driving home by listing so many opposing activities that seem to have their own seasons? (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
I think this has the right focus and it also shows how little influence we have in many of the 'right times' that lead us into various ways. We may claim that to have arrived at on our own when they seem successful (like a Donald Trump)..but we had actually only a small role to play in it.
Jun
25
comment What did God put into the heart of man according to the LXX in Ecclesiastes 3:11?
ya this question arose because i have a few Hebrew explanation sources and even reliable sources went for different translation which made me curious about the LXX as an older translation which my Hebrew sources did not refer to.
Jun
21
comment What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
thanks for the in-depth answer. i enjoy having a window into ancient views, however in this case I can't accept as I am not convinced Solomon saw that the wisdom that guided him he saw as folly...but he saw the wisdom as wisdom...preserving him in some important way inwardly from an uncritical abandon into the flesh.
Jun
19
comment What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
send me a message when your done this so i do t forget to read it
Jun
15
comment What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
I see where these old guys are going with it, and it does come close to what I am also thinking but the wisdom seems to be a positive thing that in some ways prevented from truly being a slave to his flesh and brining him through a journey where he himself wrote scripture with the conclusions....so surely 'wisdom' still guided and stayed with this man not only in his reading but in his thinking and believing. A prodigal might be a believer at the same time?
Jun
12
comment Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
thanks for providing some interesting ancient views
Jun
11
comment Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
Are you saying that he got depressed about the lack of value in the meanigless workings of this world (including his own wisdom as compared to say a life of stupid pleasures) ...if so are you saying this knowledge is focused on the 'activities and occurrences of this world', as compared to such things as knowledge of God, or even of non-depressing subjects such as mathematics ?
Jun
11
comment What are the crooked things that can't be made straight? (Ecclesiastes 1:15)
maybe ;)...but i doubt there is a crooked path in heaven...cheers
Jun
10
comment What are the crooked things that can't be made straight? (Ecclesiastes 1:15)
seems you put a lot of thought into it +1, i think you're right about not directly refering to man's nature but by calling man's activities and meaningless behaviour as crooked ...it's indirectly implied.
Jun
9
comment What are the crooked things that can't be made straight? (Ecclesiastes 1:15)
hi...trying to understand your thoughts...does everything in your mind include human nature?
Jun
9
comment What are the crooked things that can't be made straight? (Ecclesiastes 1:15)
@e.s.kohen - ya i did not imply is was forward or backward looking...just 'what'. rephrased it so that it's clear
Jun
8
comment How is there 'nothing new' in this life? (Ecclesiastes 1:10)
I guess even a microprocessor is nothing new as it is just a further development of controlling electricity which has always been there since creation. I suppose the focus is also not on technology but human behavior as you point out. ;)
Jun
8
comment How is there 'nothing new' in this life? (Ecclesiastes 1:10)
@Davïd - The question has no relation to the meaning of 'Under The Sun' in my mind, and I fail to see the connection.
May
29
comment When Jesus says “your sins are forgiven”, how is that reconciled with the sacrificial system established in the old testament?
@e.s.kohen - yes you understand what my view is. Faith and faith alone in God's progressive revelation of mercy first commencing in the promise that the seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent, developing into Abrahams seed, then into a child born in Bethlahem etc. is what made people righteous from the beggining of history until now. But to believe this is to repent of all other views, so its the flip-side of the coin. So wether it was Abrahan or Rahab, outwardly righteous or not so appearing as so...simple faith in God's mercy no matter how vague it understood producing change.
May
18
comment How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?
Hey a lot of good effort went into this answer. Really good job!
May
12
comment How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?
plus 1 as you could be right, or the text that was used could have been the same as tha Masoretic, guess we can never know. i was hoping someone who was familiar with the Hebrew might have a good conjecture one way or the other
May
1
comment Does Romans 3:31 refer to the Law or the law?
ya your right...i did not answer your question haha...will add that part
Apr
10
comment “Voice” or “string” in Psalm 19:4?
@susan - I see. Good luck. I don't claim to be an expert in Hebrew or Greek, I sometimes just take a stab at these sort of subjects to learn things when the question seems interesting enough. I learned that a hundred years ago or in a hundred years ...conjecture is all that we really have avaialble ;)
Apr
10
comment “Voice” or “string” in Psalm 19:4?
fdb - well, actually am not necessarily disagreeing with you in this case, although you did not provide an alternate solution...but i looked up what the NetBible said as you did get my curiosity going and it's note seems pretty pursasive as well. I am assuming you prefer this alternate argument.