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    The Acts-Consequence Nexus

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    the Greek translation, stating that during the translation process the Greek scholars aimed to reduce apparent contractions to create a more pious, harmonious text. Moreover, Joosten contributes further evidence to this claim in his description of the characteristics of the Septuagint. Joosten states that the Greek scholars took into consideration Ideological, exegetical and contextual reasoning along with a knowledge of Biblical Hebrew in the creation of the Septuagint. The argument presented here refutes that of those supporting mechanistic retribution; the correct interpretation of this proverb according to the Hebrew text, still states that violent men gain riches (11:16). Consequently, if Proverbs endorses wealth as a reward for wisdom and righteous living but then alludes to the reality of the contrary the contradiction still stands (Proverbs 3:3-4, 16;…

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    That world is full of contradictions, paradoxes, and reproducing problems at the speed of light. He explains that nothing that humans have is reliable and where nothing is guaranteed. Qoheleth’s view on life may seem very pessimistic, but his words are true. He wants to add his wisdom to help reduce life’s accidents even though their occurrence is inevitable. That’s what it means to be “living under the sun” and that’s why both chapters four and six begin with ‘under the sun’. The characters…

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    Analysis Of Ecclesiastes 3

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    In this assignment I will discuss the theological construction of Ecclesiastes 3 with focus on verses 1 to 15 which is on the topic of time. I have not included verse 16 to 22 here as from verse 16 onward Qohelet introduces his new topic on judgement in a typical manner by using “I saw something” signaling another reflection. Although he mentions in v. 17 “a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed”, I do not see any significant connection of these verses with verses 1 to 15. In…

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    Ecclesiaste Analysis

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    In the book of Ecclesiastes, located in the pages of the Old Testament, lies the quote, “For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase in knowledge is an increase of sorrow,”. Often, this quote is heralded as a source of great truth and wisdom. Large swaths of people believe this quote to contain the literal truth of the world, and that in order to live happily they must shut themselves off to the accurate realities of the existence they live. The quote, and the belief system it founds, are not…

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    "To understand a proverb and a figure"1 is part of the vision of life in the book of Proverbs. The pearls of wisdom within are quite similar to many found in the Odyssey. The emphasis on virtue is the same in both books; Odysseus and Telemachus illustrate the striving after virtue. However, as the Greeks view their gods differently than the Jews do God, these books diverge in some ways. The approach to life differs, but the search for happiness is the same. The many proverbs found in Proverbs…

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    Proverbs Vs. Solomon Essay

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    The world has seen men who exhibited a great wealth of wisdom, but there has not been a person wiser than Solomon. Throughout the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Solomon shares much about the benefits of being diligent and the detriment of being lazy or as described in the King James Version of the bible, a sluggard. A person who acts with diligence is one who puts forth “constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; and is persistent in exertion of body and mind.”…

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    Wisdom Book

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    “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.” (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV) “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV) Throughout the entirety of the Wisdom Books, the authors, inspired by the Lord, penned wisdom beyond human comprehension. The Wisdom Books are riddled with wise counsel and astute judgment. When one dissects the…

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    Fear Of The Lord Analysis

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    The Fear of the Lord Shedrack Wike BIB314 Book of Proverbs September 15, 2015 The Fear of the Lord According to Proverbs 1:7 it says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Webster defines wisdom as accumulated philosophic or scientific learning; as in knowledge, judgment, and insight. In Proverbs the wisdom that is discussed there is the wisdom that only comes from God. There are different kinds of fear, and as…

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    Wisdom What is wisdom? There is not a universal definition of this term since it comes down to personal perception. It may be possible to recognize the word wisdom in a short definition but would not make it justice to the vast meaning of wisdom. Wisdom in my brief opinion means seeing things as they are, to see things in a profound way, and understand the situations that life bestows upon you. Therefore, know when to act and when not to. Be able to modify life situations in everyday life. …

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    the books, in the Bible, that teaches Hebrew wisdom. Furthermore, it helps explain the teaching of wisdom in regards to marriage, family, relationships and many other things. It says, in The Essence of the OldTestament: A Survey, (2012), that “it is important to remember that the consistent thematic emphasis throughout the book of Proverbs is the praise of wisdom in all of its manifestations” (Hindson & Yates, 2012). Now, it is important to note that the book of Proverbs really elaborates on…

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