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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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Colleagues honor divinity and Hebrew Bible scholar Seow with essays on Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon, and Wisdom's echoes in the Hebrew Bible and Semitic inscriptions.
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Our reading from Sirach offers a little philosophy mixed with psychology, all under the heading of wisdom.
The concerted sections both set words from Sirach (chapters 51 & 50, respectively).
The Deuterocanonical books of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon, notes Sophie Ramond, exhibit a higher interest in the themes of law and justice than other wisdom books, such as Job and Qohelet.
In Ben Sirach, Resheph has the sense of bird of prey also.
While Wisdom is personified and revered as a lady in Sirach, Wisdom, and Proverbs, Folly is also likewise mocked as a dame.
30: 15, 19) Against Hellenistic doctrines of fate, Ben Sirach, writing about 200 BC in the book we call Ecclesiasticus or Sirach sums up the whole teaching of the Old Testament on human freedom:
Quoting Gary Anderson on the Book of Sirach earlier in the book, he reminds us that "having money is tantamount to a spiritual ordeal whose outcome is determined by whether one has the courage to give it away" as well as the compassion to give oneself away at the same time ( The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition [New Haven, Conn.
However, the tradition does not consist of a single trajectory, as Jeremy Corely's survey of deuterocanonical texts like Sirach, Baruch, and 3 Maccabees concludes.
As Brother Hope, leader of a popular cult, Sirach is trying once again to change the world to the one he wishes to rule; his followers have committed the crimes for which other criminals have been convicted by Elijah.
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