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.
4) The apocryphal Book of Ben Sira
(175-200 BCE) refers to the tools used for this project: Hezekiah fortified his city and brought water into the midst of it.
Among the topics are law and wisdom according to Deuteronomy 4:5-8, Job in conversation with the Torah, Torah and sapiential pedagogy in the Book of Ben Sira
, evidence from sapiential texts on wisdom and Torah at Qumran, and rewriting Torah in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It was Schechter who first identified the long-lost original Hebrew version of the ancient book of Ben Sira
(a collection of proverbs and ethical maxims) composed in the second century B.
The Book of Ben Sira
in Modern Research: Proceedings of the First International Ben Sira Conference, 28-31 July 1996, Soesterberg, Netherlands.
In this study, which she originally submitted as her Habilitationsschrift to gain the venia legendi in New Testament at Heidelberg, the author explores the religion and culture mirrored in the book of Ben Sira
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.
Eight of the articles examine Deuteronomistic history (one is in German and one in French) and two are on the Book of Ben Sira