It is only expressing the relation of the dead to this world (as is also stated in 9:6). The limitation of knowledge for the dead is based on the limitation expressed by the context of 9:3, all that is done under the sun 9:6 interprets 9:5 as the love, hate and envy also have perished. The dead are not able to love, hate and envy anybody the sun And do you know what, Harold? v. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pair…