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" What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. "
Patenting life. - Page 125
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Introduction to the Bible

Religion - 1971 - 560 pages
...a cycle in which repetition is the rule of existence and monotony is the only tune to life's song: "What has been is what will be, and what has been...be done; and there is nothing new under the sun." (Eccl. 1:9.) Wisdom and knowledge, the author argues, offer no answer to life and no solution to the...
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The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America

Richard John Neuhaus - Political Science - 1986 - 280 pages
...posture has wavered between two biblical perspectives on change. The first is Ecclesiastes 1:9-10: "What has been is what will be, and what has been...will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, 'See, this is new'? It has been already, in the ages before us."...
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Early Biblical Interpretation

Rowan A. Greer - Religion - 1986 - 214 pages
...of that which is beyond change; the rivers flow as they have always flowed, and ever to the sea, for "what has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done again." This ahistorical sense of time, so explicit in Ecclesiastes, is nevertheless not nearly so...
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Hope Within History

Walter Brueggemann - Religion - 1987 - 128 pages
...but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again. (Eccles. 1:7) What has been is what will be, and what has been done...will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. (Eccles. 1:9) The present presumed world contains and accounts for everything.* Third, hope does not...
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Ecclesiastes: A Commentary

James L. Crenshaw - Religion - 1987 - 196 pages
...with seeing, Nor the ear full of hearing. 9 Whatever has happened is what will occur, And whatever has been done is what will be done; And there is nothing new under the sun. 10 There is something about which they say, "Look, this is new!" It happened already in aeons That...
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Israel's Praise: Doxology Against Idolatry and Ideology

Walter Brueggemann - Religion - 196 pages
...satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been is what will be, and what was done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. (Eccles. 1:7-9) There is an endless, passionless "waiting" for a new God and a new world which cannot...
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The Reason for Being: A Meditation on Ecclesiastes

Jacques Ellul - Religion - 1990 - 306 pages
...criticized). Let me repeat that the absence of progress does not result in sameness or stagnation. "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done" (Eccl. 1:9). These words do not amount to a quantitative or practical assessment, but, as we have said,...
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Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East

Frederick E. Greenspahn - History - 1991 - 464 pages
...remembered that a Jewish contemporary of Berossos expressed very much the same view as that just quoted: What has been is what will be, and what has been done...will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new"? It has been already, in the ages before us....
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Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Bruce Zuckerman - 1998 - 305 pages
...The road of Job-criticism is well traveled; and as Qoheleth, the author of Ecclesiastes, would say, "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done." There are many scholars whose work has both directly and indirectly informed my own: The aforementioned...
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Pastoral Theology: A Black-church Perspective

James H. Harris - Religion - 147 pages
...remains forever. The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises. . . . What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun."28 The wisdom expressed by Parmenides and the writer of Ecclesiastes...
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