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  • stfoskey15
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    More Ecclesiastes: (5:18) "Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him-for this is his lot."

    Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right."

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  • robrecht
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    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    On the other hand, attention to context may become a tendency to read a specific theology into the text; a theology first reading that is equally troublesome. It seems reasonable to consider whether Christian theology prevents a person from properly understanding the Bible?
    Qoheleth was already controversial in Jewish contexts, and then also among Christians. It is also one of my favorite books of the Hebrew scriptures.

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  • shunyadragon
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    Originally posted by fm93 View Post
    He engages in trollish behavior in other threads, but he's been perfectly civil in this thread. You're just gratuitously attacking him.
    I have followed first floor for some time, and yes he has his moments, but in general he does not exhibit trollish behavior.

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  • Jedidiah
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    Originally posted by fm93 View Post
    He engages in trollish behavior in other threads, but he's been perfectly civil in this thread. You're just gratuitously attacking him.
    I disagree, but I will withdraw.

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  • fm93
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    Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
    But not firstfloor, eh?
    He engages in trollish behavior in other threads, but he's been perfectly civil in this thread. You're just gratuitously attacking him.

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  • Jedidiah
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    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    Proverbs 18:15 - An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
    But not firstfloor, eh?

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    On the other hand, attention to context may become a tendency to read a specific theology into the text; a theology first reading that is equally troublesome.
    While I agree that reading one's theology into a text is equally bad, it almost inevitably goes hand in hand with ignoring context, not paying attention to it.
    It seems reasonable to consider whether Christian theology prevents a person from properly understanding the Bible?
    No.

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  • JimL
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    Ecclesiastes3:14-Thus has God done that he may be revered.

    Ecclesiastes 3:15- What now is has already been; what is to be, already is!

    Ecclesiastes 3:17- And still I said to myself, both the just and the wicked God will judge.

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  • firstfloor
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Overall, Ecclesiastes is my favorite book of the Old Testament.

    Not a fan of the whole 'favorite verse' idea - they tend to get divorced from context.
    On the other hand, attention to context may become a tendency to read a specific theology into the text; a theology first reading that is equally troublesome. It seems reasonable to consider whether Christian theology prevents a person from properly understanding the Bible?

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Overall, Ecclesiastes is my favorite book of the Old Testament.

    Not a fan of the whole 'favorite verse' idea - they tend to get divorced from context.

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  • firstfloor
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    Ecclesiastes 3:18 - I also said to myself, "As for human beings, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals."

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  • firstfloor
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    Ecclesiastes 9:5 - For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.

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  • mossrose
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    Philippians 2:9-11

    9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

    10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

    11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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  • firstfloor
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    Ecclesiastes 1:2 - “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”

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  • firstfloor
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    1 Thessalonians 5:21 - but test everything; hold fast what is good.

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