Kingship and Carpe Diem, Between Gilgamesh and Qoheleth

The comparison of Qoheleth and Gilgamesh begins with the so-called carpe diem advice of Siduri and Eccl 9:7-9. Additionally, the rhetoric of kingship evoked through Gilgamesh’s narû (“stele”) at the beginning of the epic parallels the royal voice of Qoheleth beginning in Eccl 1:12. Yet these similar...

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Published in:Vetus Testamentum
Main Author: Suriano, Matthew J.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2017
In: Vetus Testamentum
Year: 2017, Volume: 67, Issue: 2, Pages: 285-306
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ecclesiastes / Gilgamesh epic / King / Carpe diem
RelBib Classification:BC Ancient Orient; religion
HB Old Testament
VA Philosophy
ZC Politics in general
Further subjects:B Gilgamesh Ecclesiastes kingship royal inscriptions
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