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The traditional English title of Qohelet, Ecclesiastes (sometimes followed by or, the Preacher, echoing Luther’s Ger. title Prediger), is simply borrowed (via Lat.) from the Greek title of the book in the Septuagint. Luther’s Prediger was his translation of the (artificial) Hebrew name קֹהֶלֶת/qōhelet, a feminine qal participle of Hebrew qhl (niphal: “assemble, come together”; hiphil: “asse…

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Schwienhorst-Schönberger , Ludger, “Qohelet”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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