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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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.