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Title: A Note on Qoh 8,12b-13
Author(s): SNEED, Mark
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 84    Issue: 3   Date: 2003   
Pages: 412-416
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.84.3.3194482

Abstract :
This note argues that the popular, scholarly opinion that Qoh 8,12b-13 is the citation by the author of a traditional saying that he then counters in v. 14 or relativizes is incorrect. Rather, this unit represents the author’s own sentiment and signifies that he does not absolutely reject the deed/consequence connection. This unit counsels against the common misconception by the wicked that delayed consequence means no consequence. Thus, vv. 12b-13 do not conflict with what precedes or follows and do not conflict with the author’s typical questioning of the validity of the deed/consequence connection.

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