Contents 1. The ways of wisdom-- 2. Mans life under divine providence-- 3. Maxims of prudence and self-discipline-- 4. The praise of wisdom-- 5. Counsels upon social behaviour-- 6.
True piety and the mercy of God-- 7. Man in Society-- 8.
The wonders of creation-- 9. Heroes of Israel's past. Translated into Greek by his grandson, it became popular among the Greek-speaking Jews of the Dispersion and passed into use in the Christian church because of that traditional popularity.
Ecclesiasticus, or the wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach in SearchWorks catalog
It is a collection of wise sayings, in poetic form and always practical, much of it looking forward to later rabbinic and Christian teaching. Mr Snaith introduces the book and comments on it in the style established for this series.
The full text is given, and the commentary is interwoven between short passages of text. Subject Bible. Bibliographic information. Related Work Bible.
Wisdom and the Hebrew Epic: Ben Sira's Hymn in Praise of the Fathers
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Editors: Hindy Najman and Judith Newman. The essays in this Festschrift honor James L. Kugel for his contribution to the field of biblical studies, in particular early biblical interpretation. The essays are organized in three roughly chronological categories. The first group treats some part of the Tanakh, ranging from the creation and Abraham stories of Genesis to the evolving conception of sacred writing in the prophetic literature.
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The last group concerns the scriptural imagination at work in rabbinic literature, in Milton's Paradise Lost, in the anti-semitic work of Gerhard Kittel, up to the present in a treatment of Levinas and the Talmud. Author: James M.