Ecclesiastes 7:28: Was Qoheleth a Misogynist? – Part 2


Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

Before you continue, read Ecclesiastes 7:28: Was Qoheleth a Misogynist? – Part 1

The Woman in Ecclesiastes 7:28

In his quest to discover the whole of human experience, Qoheleth said: “I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things” (Ecclesiastes 7:25). The expression, “the sum of things” (Hebrew: ḥešbôn), a word that appears four times in the book, implies that Qoheleth set out to find a reason or an explanation for everything.

At the end of his quest, Qoheleth found several things. The expression “I found” appears seven times in Ecclesiastes 7:25-29. In Ecclesiastes 7:27, Qoheleth said: “See, this is what I found, says the Teacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum [ḥešbôn].” In this verse, the editor of the book says that Qoheleth added one thing to another to discover ḥešbôn, the…

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