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 compassion of human beings is for their neighbors," the Book of Sirach (18:13) says, "But the compassion of the Lord is for every living thing.
The Book of Sirach in the Armenian Biblical Tradition: Yakob Nalean and His Commentary on Sirach
Quoting Gary Anderson on the Book of Sirach earlier in the book, he reminds us that "having money is tantamount to a spiritual ordeal whose outcome is determined by whether one has the courage to give it away" as well as the compassion to give oneself away at the same time ( The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition [New Haven, Conn.
The editors note that their scholarly interests intersect in wisdom literature and have therefore subtitled the Festschrift with a phrase from the prologue to the Book of Sirach, "opportunity for no little instruction.
The wording is similar to the description of God's sapientia in the Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) 1.
Such background helps us see the secular world and family structure in which biblical wisdom literature, the genre of the Book of Sirach, was formed.