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"Ecclesiastes" is a set of sayings by way of Qoheleth (meaning "preacher" or "teacher"), who has launched into a trip to find the aim of human lifestyles. This remark offers an interpretation of this vintage textual content.
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To identify the material as canon is to recognize the importance and legitimacy of theological exposition. 3. The mode of the call is story-telling. Genesis is a process of story telling in which there are important transactions between listener and teller. " The stories do not exist by themselves nor for themselves. They exist as they are told and valued, transmitted and remembered by a community which is seriously engaged in a life and ministry of faith. The faith that Israel transmits here is not about a structure of reality (as in myth) nor a chronicle of events (as in history).
The creation exists only because of that will. The creator continues to address the creation, calling it to faithful response and glad obedience to his will. The creation has not been turned loose on its own. It has not been abandoned. Nor has it been given free rein for its own inclinations. But the purposes of the creator are not implemented in a coercive way nor imposed as a tyrant might. The creator loves and respects the creation. The freedom of creation is taken seriously by the creator. Therefore, his sovereign rule is expressed in terms of faithfulness, patience, and anguish.
This governing sentence affirms that the creator is not disinterested and the creation is not autonomous. This is the peculiar "grammar of creation" in Israel. The text, then, is a proclamation of covenanting as the shape of reality. The claim of this tradition is opposed both to a materialism which regards the world (nature, cosmos) as autonomous and to a transcendentalism which regards the world as of the same stuff as God. The term "create" asserts distance and belonging to. It is affirmed that the world has distance from God and a life of its own.