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Philological-interpretative Approach to Ecclesiastes 12:9-10 Based on Verbal Syntax and Valency

Minsu Oh 1

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ABSTRACT

There are many interpretative views and theological diverse observations. In order to authentically translate the biblical text, every researcher of the text needs examinable, philological devices. Thus, in this research the noetic system and the theory of verbal valency are applied to understanding the Masoretic text of Ecclesiastes 12:9-10. The researcher explains about the functions of weqatal and the semantical meaning of the stem Piel. The former expresses iterative events. In the relation between the subject and its verb, the latter formulates a habitual characteristic. So theses evidences could indicate that Qohelet was working as a occupational and professional. Through the study, we have come to the following conclusion in regard to the translation/interpretation of Ecclesiastes 12:9-10: epilogue (9aα); Qohelet as a wise man (9aβ); his occupation (9bα-γ)public (9bα) teaching wisdoms for the people and professional (9bβ-γ) weighing up, examining, correcting; sum of his achievement (10)selecting the pleasant words (10a) + writing the truths (10b).

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