Ben Sira

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Noun1.Ben Sira - an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
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The topics include metaphors of illness and wellness in Job, the Book of Job and two 20th-century British oratorios, a rhetoric of indecision: reflections on God as judge in Qoheleth, the formation of the scribal self in Ben Sira, the ambivalence of human wisdom: Genesis 2-3 as a sapiential text, and agriculture and wisdom: the case of the "Gezer Calendar.
Focusing on the Book of Proverbs, the Book of Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon as exemplary works of Jewish wisdom literature, this investigation of disciplinary terminology will reveal how these sources value discipline as both educational content and the (typically punitive) means of acquiring this content.
Nuria Calduch-Benages nos habla de La inspiracion en el Siracida o libro de Ben Sira (pp.
The topics include the emotional relationship of the married couple Hannah and Tobit, daughters and their fathers in the Book of Ben Sira, the fate of the impious and of their families, examples in the Psalms of parents rejoicing over their children, marriage and family in Flavius Josephus' Contra Apionem against its Hellenistic background, and the marriage of Tobias and Sara in the Venerable Bede's commentary on Tobit.
Deploying efficient, effective infrastructure and solutions when limited resources are available, is a challenging task and a key enabler for diffusing ICT in developing countries, comments Doron Ben Sira, SkyVision CEO.
level=picture&id=701 (Doron Ben Sira, PDG de SkyVision) Le succes de SkyVision en Afrique est le resultat d'un reseau dense de partenaires commerciaux et de representants, de bureaux de SkyVision au Nigeria, en Afrique du Sud, au Senegal, en Guinee Bissau, au Cameroun, au Burkina Faso et au Maroc.
A keen observer of the human condition, ben Sira wrote in order to help his contemporaries maintain their faith and traditions in ever-changing times.
Goff critiques Ben Sira on the Samaritans of Shechem, Hasmonean Judeans, and other Palestinian groups.
Some midrashic texts say that Lilith merely refused to be Adam's helpmate, but the circa-11th-century collection of midrashic literature known as the Alphabet of Ben Sira maintains that she refused to lie underneath Adam during intercourse.
A well-traveled man when Greek culture was persuasively infiltrating Palestine, Ben Sira prided himself as a conservative.
The seventeen essays in Intertextual Studies in Ben Sira and Tobit, edited by Jeremy Corley and Vincent Skemp (Catholic Biblical Association, $13) honor well biblical scholar Alexander A.
Ben Sira riet den Seinen, ihre Pflicht zu tun, auszuharren und sich nicht durch das Gluck der Gottlosen erschrecken zu lassen, weil Gott unversehens erhohen und erniedrigen kann, so da[ss] man niemanden vor seinem Tode glucklich preisen darf (Sir 11:20-26*): (28)