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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In a slightly reworked version of his 2017 PhD dissertation at the Catholic University of America, Schmidt focuses on Ben Sira's teaching about the created order of the universe.
Ben Sira 3:14 (MS A lr:6) [phrase omitted] 'exchange' Ben Sira 4:10 (MS A 1 r:28) [phrase omitted] 'exchange' 4Q405 ([ShirShab.sup.f]) 32.3 [phrase omitted] 'offering' Note that the standard forms in BH are [phrase omitted] 'exchange' (6x) (5) and [phrase omitted] 'offering' (63x), (6) respectively.
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.
The actual texts included are too numerous to mention here, but among them are the Septuagint; the Book of Jubilees; Pseudo-Philo's Book of Biblical Antiquities; generous selections of the writings of Philo and Josephus; various testaments, including the Testament of Abraham and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs; wisdom literature, such as the Wisdom of Solomon and the Wisdom of Ben Sira; stories set in biblical and early post-biblical times, such as Joseph and Asenath, Judith, and Tobit; historical writings from post-biblical times, including 1 and 2 Maccabees; and numerous sectarian texts found at Qumran, such as the Rule of the Community and the Temple Scroll.
En efecto, la tematica del titulo se va concretando en algunos hitos historicos: literatura canonica (Daniel) y deuterocanonica (Ben Sira), periodo intertestamentario y rabinismo, y cristianismo hasta nuestros dias.
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.
by Jesus ben Sira, the work was translated into Greek by his grandson, Jesus ben Eleazar, some time after 132 B.C.
Pinette discusses Wisdom as familiar and as other, found in select Wisdom traditions in Ben Sira; and D.
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.