Are "Hă-ḇêl" of Kohelet and Contemporary "Meaningless" Real Synonymos? (on the grounds of some modern translations of the book of the Preacher)

Keywords: Book of the Preacher, meaningless, vanity, meaning of life

Abstract

By the example of modern translations of the Biblical book of the Preacher, the author defines the conditions of the appropriateness of rational reconstruction as a method of studying the philosophical concepts of the past. In particular, the author detects the incorrect identification of the concepts of "meaning of life" and «hă-ḇêl».

Author Biography

Elvira Chukhray, Vinnitsia National Technical University
Senior lecturer of Philosophy Department

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Published
2017-12-12
How to Cite
Chukhray, E. (2017). Are "Hă-ḇêl" of Kohelet and Contemporary "Meaningless" Real Synonymos? (on the grounds of some modern translations of the book of the Preacher). Sententiae, 36(2), 66-75. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent36.02.066
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