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

Elvira Chukhray


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».


Book of the Preacher; meaningless; vanity; meaning of life


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