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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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PENA GARCIA, El nuevo proceso <<breviore coram episcopo>> para la declaracion de la nulidad matrimonial, Monitor Ecclesiasticus 130 (2015) 571, <<el Derecho canonico no se opone a caridad y misericordia o a pastoral, sino a arbitrariedad a inseguridad juridica y a injusticia>>.
147) A similar thought is found in the Latin tradition, but to the oil with which Mary anointed Jesus before his death; see Isidore, De ecclesiasticus officiis 1:29, PL 83:764B; as well as Justin Martyr, Questions and Answers to the Orthodox 137, E.
This kind of wisdom is manifested in their fear of the Lord, as described in Ecclesiasticus.
Actually, 25 species of spiders were found only in deciduous forests, they are: Cicurina arcuata Keyserling, 1887 (Agelenidae), Sphodros rufipes (Latreille, 1829) (Atypidae), Clubiona bryantae Gertsch, 1941, Clubiona saltitans Emerton, 1919 (Clubionidae), Drassodes auriculoides Barrows, 1919, Haplodrassus bicornis (Emerton, 1909), Herpyllus ecclesiasticus Hentz, 1832, Litopyllus temporaries Chamberlin, 1922, Urozelotes rusticus (L.
In regard to having multiple wives, Ecclesiasticus (122) writes: "It is a heartache and sorrow when one wife is the rival of another.
decepta, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus Hentz, and Tennesseellum formica, were found in both locations in both microhabitats.
In the second century BCE a Wisdom writer in Jerusalem whom we refer to as Ben Sira wrote a massive work of Wisdom, preserved in Greek in the traditional Christian Old Testament (where it is often referred to as Ecclesiasticus or Sirach).
Riccioli gives the short phrase, "vas admirabile opus excelsi" (matching the Vulgate Ecclesiasticus 43:2).
The critic who first revealed the existence of Felix Spencer believed the final lines of Hopkins' poem owed something to a passage in Ecclesiasticus on craftsmanship: "So doth the smith sitting by the anvil and considering the iron work.
Then there is the romance of it all: Ecclesiasticus had been known only in its Greek translation, but the syntax of the Greek suggested a Hebrew original.
Suddenly the air struck chill, as they realised that homo ecclesiasticus was among them.
His skill is immense, but he turns the exhortation of Ecclesiasticus, "Let us now praise famous men" completely on its head.