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(Bible) one of the books of the Apocrypha, written around 180 bc and also called the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach


(ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs)

a book of the Apocrypha. Also called Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach.
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Noun1.Ecclesiasticus - 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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1873), is prefaced with a verse from Ecclesiasticus, but the only other substantial instances aside from "Justus quidem tu es, Domine" occur in "Barnfloor and Winepress" and "Nondum," thoroughly Tractarian pieces written while Hopkins was an undergraduate.
Well, the years went by and the Council happened and that homo ecclesiasticus went off to the 'school for bishops' and when he came back he wondered how he should respond to all the new stuff he had been hearing in Rome.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS THAT A LATIN TRANSLATION of Ecclesiasticus is made from the Greek, and until the 20th century it's the only version known.
As a lexicographer, especially alert to changes in language, she desires that the "ubiquitous inscription" on First World War memorials--"Their name liveth for evermore"--derived from the passage in the Apocryphal work Ecclesiasticus that begins, "Let us now praise famous men" (chapter 44) be adopted by her culture literally.
Add to them 30:1-13 in Ecclesiasticus, one of the Jewish Testament books accepted as canonical by Roman Catholics (see JB, or better, Harwood's Biblical Apocrypha: Books Excluded From the King James Version).
Seeing the outpouring of support in Pennsylvania and seeing it here today recalls to mind a passage from the book of Ecclesiasticus that I mentioned in Johnstown: 'Now let us praise great men, the heroes of our nation.
come I shall not cease to be]" comes from Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
The "Wisdom Writings" of the Hebrew Bible enshrined in the Vulgate Old Testament--principally Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, and the Song of Songs--combine the dispensation of worldly wisdom in the form of proverbs and meditations with the telling of an allegorical love story between "Solomon," to whom these texts are traditionally ascribed, and the personified figure of Sophia or Sapientia.
Wise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach" is an Orthodox look at Sirach, also known as Ecclesiasticus, written only a couple centuries before the birth of Christ.
The main text is sprinkled with features like "Glad you asked" (frequently asked questions), "Crunching the numbers" (interesting statistics), and "Penny for your thoughts" (quotes about financial matters, taken from such diverse sources as Ecclesiasticus, Emerson, and Epicurus).