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Alan Sell

encounter with Yahweh” (67). Th e book of Job shows how knowledge “revealed by God often runs contrary to the natural instincts of human reason” (79), while Qohelet can only juxtapose the order and disorder in the world and remain disquieted by them, on which the narrator comments, Proverbs-like, “when all

John Goldingay

analogy in the present context (Job 16.3; 15.2; cf. 6.26; 7.7; Jer. 15.3; also the frequent use in Qohelet, e.g. 1.14, 17; also Ps. 78.39). To describe the gods finally as tohu is a nice complementary touch. Far from being creative powers like Yahweh they are merely part of the emptiness which Yahweh as

on Ecclesiastes. Nor do Ernst Wfrthwcin, Gillis Gerleman and Hans-Peter Muller on Song of Songs. The classic French contribution to Qohelet-studies, that by Podechard, is given the honour of featuring once in the index - with a reference to a page on which it is not so much as mentioned. What could

Batara Sihombing

, Indonesia has not only suffered the worst but also coped with the crises for the longest period of time. The desperate and confusion situation (“out of chaos”), which is now faced by Indonesia, is paralleled by John Prior (2002: 7-19) with the condition of society faced by Qohelet in the Old Testament. It

David J. Neville

God and for God, as well as radically different conceptions of justice from the restorative to the strictly retributive. In the Bible, to echo Qohelet, everything under the sun has its season (Eccl. 3:1–8). We might wonder, then, how biblical interpreters conscientized to public concerns are to