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Title: Are Women Stronger than Death?
Subtitle: Qohelet does not Think so
Author(s): EYNIKEL, Erik
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 97    Issue: 1   Date: 2021   
Pages: 91-104
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.97.1.3289147

Abstract :
In 1978 N. Lohfink proposed translating mar in Qoh 7,26 as 'strong' rather than 'bitter'. The majority of scholars did not follow him but continued to take the traditional view that mar means bitter here and have consequently concluded that Qoheleth was a misogynist. This article gives additional arguments (on the basis of biblical and extrabiblical parallels) in support of Lohfink’s theory.

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