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Jarick ("Aquila's Koheleth," pp. 131-39). It is observed, on the one hand, that the third column ofOrigen's Hexapla (which Barthelemy says is notAquilan) is, in fact, Aquilan; there is nothing in its style or vocabulary that proves that it is not from Aquila. On the other hand, LXX Ecclesiastes (which Barthelemy and others say is Aquila's work) betrays numerous characteristics that are not Aquilan. For instance, the name of the author is translated in LXX as ekklesiastes, whereas the third column of the Hexapla transliterates the name as koleth, as Aquila surely would have done.

A few of these deserve elaboration. 1. Frequ ency of se-. One of the features in th e language of Ecclesiastes that stands out is the use of se- along with 'aser. Of the 136 occurrences of se- in th e Hebrew Bible, half are in Ecclesiastes. The next highest concentration is the Song of Songs, where the particle is found 30 times. The 68 occurrences of sein Ecclesiastes make it one of the most frequently attested lexemes in the book. With the exception of Gen 6: 3, se- occurs in eith er texts of probable northern provenance or texts that are late.

204). One should not, however, speak of "Mishnaic influence" on Ecclesiastes . " As Fredericks has shown, there are in fact more discontinuities between the language of Ecclesiastes and Mishnaic Hebrew than there are continuities (Qohe let's Language, pp. 51-109). The Hebrew of Ecclesiastes is like Mishnaic Hebrew only in asmuch as both languages are the literary deposits of popular speech . In terms of Qohelet's vocabulary, only two words, 'abiyy6no. "caper-beny" and siklut "folly," are unique in Ecclesiastes and Postbiblical Hebrew.

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