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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