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n. Abbr. Sir. or Si Bible


(ˈdʒi zəs, -zəz)

1. Also called Je′sus Christ′, Je′sus of Naz′areth. born 4? B.C., crucified A.D. 29?, the source of the Christian religion.
2. ( “the Son of Sirach” ) the author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, who lived in the 3rd century B.C.
3. Christian Science. the supreme example of God's nature expressed through human beings.
4. Sometimes Offensive. Also, Jesus Christ. (used as an expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
[1200–50; Middle English < Late Latin Iēsus < Greek Iēsoûs < Hebrew Yēshūa‘]
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Noun1.Sirach - 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 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.
fr Renseignements techniques: Mme Sirach Celine, tel.
On the one hand, Sirach defers to ancient Israel's sacred traditions by identifying Wisdom with Torah.
Prospero asks the audience for prayers that "pierce" and "assault Mercy itself," perhaps a reference to the book of Sirach in the Apocrypha (Douay-Rheims 35.
In truth, I choked back tears as the words from Sirach floated through my mind, "Blessed is the man who has a good wife.
In today's pericope, for instance, Sirach is simply trying to help his readers understand that building good family relationships will help them experience a fulfilling, happy life right here and now.
apocryphal) books of the Old Testament: Sirach 35:1-2 and Tobit 4:7b-10.
Of special interest are the Second Temple books of Sirach and Tobit, which Catholics and Orthodox hold to be inspired Scripture.
Tipple was CEO and Portfolio Manager of Sirach Capital Management, an asset management firm which used to manage $8 billion in assets.
According to the book of Sirach, colostrum is ranked alongside wheat, honey, salt, water, fire, and iron as being some of the ancient "necessities of life.
Two epigrams in the Book of Proverbs and one in the Hellenistic Wisdom of Ben Sirach (Greek version) mention born fools:
The corrupt ex-politician picked passages from the books of Sirach which warns of the evils of money.