Ecclesiasticus(redirected from Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
See Table at Bible.
(Bible) one of the books of the Apocrypha, written around 180 bc and also called the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach
Ec•cle•si•as•ti•cus(ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs)
a book of the Apocrypha. Also called Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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