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  • Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Please join us for the next presentation in our summer webinar series, featuring Max Rogland.  Dr. Rogland is the Senior Minister at Rose Hill Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and the 2021 recipient of our Emo Van Halsema Fellowship.  A title and brief description of his presentation is included below.

“Chasing the Wind? Pursuing the Annotations in the 1637 Statenbijbel (Dutch) Translation of Ecclesiastes"

This presentation will consider the link between the interpretation of Ecclesiastes and views on the book's authorship in the 16th and 17th centuries, taking the Annotations of the Statenvertaling as a starting point. According to these Annotations, "Many of the Learned are of the opinion, that Salomon wrote this Book in his old age, after that he had for many years together turned away from the right path of true godliness; but was now again converted unto God..." Such remarks not only indicate the existence of other interpretive approaches to the book but could even suggest that some voices were already denying its Solomonic authorship, as became common in later scholarship. In this presentation, Dr. Rogland will seek to clarify the Annotations' intent in their historical context.

Dr. Rogland's talk will be followed by a time of questions and discussion.  This event will take place on Thursday, August 5th at 1:00 PM Eastern time.  Please use the signup link below to register. Note that you need to check the box at the bottom of the page before hitting "submit."

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