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Avigdor Hurowitz†

can be found in the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, and by analogy may be considered wisdom. In other words, Enlil-banda/Ea has granted Šūpē-amēli the mental faculty which enables him to grasp instruction of the type found in the Book of Proverbs and the critique voiced by Qohelet. Again, if the

Philip Schmitz

“whole house of Israel” (v 11) will be raised from their graves (v 13), the divine voice declares, w ĕ n ā tatî rû ˜ î b ā kem ‘I will put My breath into you’ (NJPS), or ‘I will put my Spirit into you’ (RSV), a translation difference laden with theo- logical import. 35 Hardly less ambiguous is Qohelet’s


Lindsey A. Askin

’s poems on death (Sir 41:1–15), investigating problems identifying the sociocultural sphere of operation in a case of multiple sources and shared genre. Ben Sira’s attitudes towards death and the physical body are core themes. This study analyzes these themes in comparison to Job, Qohelet, and literature