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Sirach then admires the countless grains of sand,the drops of rain,the days of eternity,the height of the sky,the breadth of the earth,the abyss.
In vv.16-18 Sirach says he was the last on the watch- he means all the prophets came before him,and he did well by the blessing of the Lord.
Chapter 36: Sirach calls for God strike foreign nations,for they commonly oppressed Israel and went out for conquest for the sake of conquest.Yet the attitude was not one of vengeance,it was that of naqam which we explained in comments on chapter 28.
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 Sirach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Wisdom of Ben Sirach, also called The Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sirach, Sirach is a book written circa 180 BCE in Hebrew.
Although it was not accepted into the Jewish biblical canon, Sirach is quoted infrequently in the Talmud, and works of rabbinic literature.
Sirach was used as the basis for two important parts of the Jewish liturgy.
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 Sirach, Book Of (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
Sirach is the largest and most comprehensive example of Wisdom Literature (see WISDOM LITERATURE), and it has also the distinction of being the oldest book in the Apocrypha, being indeed older than at least two books (Daniel, Esther) which have found a place in the Canon alike of the Eastern and Western churches.
The ethical principle of Sirach is Hedonism or individual utilitarianism, as is that of Proverbs and the Old Testament generally, though in the Psalms and in the prophetical writings gratitude to God for the love He has shown and the kind acts He has performed is the basis of endless appeals and vows.
Sirach 50:1 mentions, among the great men whom he praises, Simon the high priest, son of Onias, who is named last in the list and lived probably near the time of the elder Siracidess.
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 The Amazing Book of Sirach (This Rock: July-August 2001)
Sirach, which is sometimes called Ecclesiasticus, was written in Hebrew between 200 and 175 B.C. The author was Jesus, son of Eleasar, son of Sirach.
Of course, Sirach was probably not intended to be humorous, but the descriptions of the consequences of certain human actions are so true to life and eloquently stated that we laugh two thousand years later in recognition of ourselves.
Sirach teaches that one should not put out a hand for what his neighbor has his eyes on nor reach for the same dish when his neighbor does.
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 OTHCC Chapter 79: items 1561 - 1580
Sirach proclaims the one God, the God of Israel, the creator of everything including wisdom, which is knowledge in thought and deed of the loving order in which God sustains his creation.
Sirach is simply suspicious of them all - not very helpful advice to people who must live in a modern economy.
The Catholic Church has always found much to commend in Sirach, but she also always realizes that only her Lord, Jesus Christ himself, is the fulfillment of God's law, and that only the Holy Spirit that he sent is the law's perfect interpreter.
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 Ben Sira - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wisdom of Ben Sira, (or The Wisdom of Yeshua Ben Sira or merely Sirach), called Ecclesiasticus by Christians, is a book written circa 180–175 BCE.
The author, Yeshua ben Sira, was a Jew who had been living in Jerusalem, who may in fact have established his school and written his work in Alexandria (Guillaume).
Although it was not accepted into the Tanakh, the Jewish biblical canon, The Wisdom of Ben Sira is quoted, though infrequently, in the Talmud, and works of rabbinic literature.
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 The Timeless Wisdom of Sirach - Scripture From Scratch August©2004
He identifies himself as "Jesus son of Eleazar son of Sirach of Jerusalem" (50:27b) who evidently operated a school for young Jewish men, "Draw near to me, you who are uneducated, and lodge in the house of instruction" (51:23).
Sirach speaks next of the trust that should spring from that.
Sirach's readers are even counseled about their behavior when guests at a dinner and also when hosting one (31:12—32:13).
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 Sirach, Chapter 22
  Sirach 22:3 is commonly interpreted as “It is a disgrace to be the father of an undisciplined son, and the birth of a daughter is a loss.” (RSV)  In the first it is said that no inspired work would, or could ever, say that the birth of a daughter is a loss.
Sirach digresses and concentrates on the lot of the fool.
Keep strict watch over a headstrong daughter, lest she make you a laughingstock to your enemies, a byword in the city and notorious among the people, and put you to shame before the great multitude.
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 Sirach on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A prologue states that the book was composed in Hebrew by one Jesus, son of Sirach, and translated into Greek by his grandson, Simeon son of Jesus son of Eleazar ben Sira.
The date of the translation may be 132-131 BC The date of the composition of the original Hebrew text is 200-180 BC The excellence of wisdom and the teaching of wisdom are the main themes.
Sirach Capital Management Names Valerie Kampe Principal, Portfolio Manager.
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 Book of Sirach
Sirach or Ecclesiasticus is a book of the Old Testament in those versions of the Bible following the Greek Septuagint (generally Roman Catholic and Orthodox versions).
Sirach mainly consists of a series of loosely related maxims and other sayings of a proverbial nature, much in the manner of the Book of Proverbs.
Sirach is classified with the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament, which includes the Books of Ecclesiastes, Job, and Proverbs.
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 Simple Bible Reading Guide - Sirach
Sirach repeatedly focuses on the sins of the tongue and of the flesh.
Sirach's purpose in giving some historical highlights is to show "how good it is to be a devoted follower of the Lord" (46:10).
Sirach proclaims Simon the priest to be the epitome of Israelite history.
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 Sirach 26:19-27   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Book of Sirach specifically did not meet their rules because it was not written in Palestine and it was not written before the time of Ezra.
The fact that Sirach was included in the Septuagint of Jesus Christ and the Apostles and first century Israelites can be established by Sirach's influence on the New Testament.
All of this evidence goes to show that the Book of Sirach was not only present in the Septuagint of Jesus Christ and the Apostles but that they studied it and considered it equal to the other books of the Septuagint, which they collectively referred to as the Scriptures.
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 References to the Septuagint Plus in the New Testament
The verse from Sirach quotes a rich man (Sirach 11.18), as is the man in Jesus’s parable of the rich fool.
Sirach warns against doing things that are bad for you, which is Paul’s point as well, although, in contrast to Sirach, he is concerned with repercussions more serious than those associated with overeating.
Therefore he assured him by an oath, that he would bless the nations in his seed, and that he would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river unto the utmost part of the earth.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
Besides thus allowing us to realize the fact that Jesus, the son of Sirach, was a contemporary of the high priest Simon, chap.
Granting, then, the existence of one and the same general purpose in the work of the son of Sirach, and admitting likewise the fact that certain portions of Ecclesiasticus belong to him as the original author, they think that, on the whole, the book is a compilation.
The natural basis of society is the family, and the son of Sirach supplies a number of pieces of advice especially appropriate to the domestic circles as it was then constituted.
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 SIRACH (This Rock: January 1994)
It received this name from the fact that, after the Psalms, it was the book most used in the liturgy; in fact, in the early Church it was a kind of official catechism used in the catechumenate.
Sirach was originally written in Hebrew, as the Greek translator says in the prologue.
Finally, Sirach prepared the way, a short while before the schism between the Saduccees and the Pharisees, for a devout and faithful people to accept the revelation which Jesus Christ would bring.
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 Sirach, Book of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Men are to pray in sickness (Sirach 38:9), but all the same the physician should be consulted and his advice followed (Sirach 38:1,12).
After Sirach 51:12 of the Greek and other versions the Hebrew has a psalm of 15 verses closely resembling Psalms 136; but the Hebrew version of Sirach 51:1-20 does not favor Bickell's view, nor does the ps, found only in the Hebrew, lend much support to what either Bickell or Taylor says.
In the recently discovered fragments of Hebrew text there is a psalm between Sirach 51:12 and 13 of the Greek and English Versions of the Bible which seems a copy of Psalms 136.
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 An Introduction to the
Sirach 9:8 is another instance in which a teaching from the Sermon on the Mount had been anticipated some 230 years before by Ben-Sirach.
However, Sirach 31:15 shows that just as Jesus Christ did not originate the Golden Rule, so also He had nothing to do with the origin of the positive form of the rule.
However, as The Wisdom of Ben-Sirach shows, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that Jesus' use of the positive form of the Rule is a special sign of the manifestly greater nobility of His teachings in comparison to the teachings of the other sages of old.
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 sirach
Sirach or Ecclesiasticus is included in the Catholic Bibles, as well as in the Talmud...
Sirach describes the glory of Moses, the Patriarchs, the Judges, the Kings, the Prophets...
Sirach describes also at great length another two priests: Phinehas (45:23), and Simon the priest, his friend, to whom he dedicates a full chapter (50).
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 bible.org: ISBE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The hedonistic principle is carried so far that we are urged to help the good because they are most likely to prove serviceable to us (Sirach 12:2); to aid our fellow-man in distress, so that in his days of prosperity he may be our friend (Sirach 22:23); contrast the teaching of Jesus Christ (Lk 6:30-36).
After Sirach 51:12 of the Greek and other versions the Hebrew has a psalm of 15 verses closely resembling Ps 136; but the Hebrew version of Sirach 51:1-20 does not favor Bickell's view, nor does the ps, found only in the Hebrew, lend much support to what either Bickell or Taylor says.
In the recently discovered fragments of Hebrew text there is a psalm between Sirach 51:12 and 13 of the Greek and English Versions of the Bible which seems a copy of Ps 136.
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 Wisdom Literature: Ben Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One other thing noteworthy about the grandiose role wisdom stakes out for herself in Ben Sirach 24, with her talk of ruling over the world and its peoples, is how similar these epithets are to language used of the Hellenistic mother goddess, Isis, in poems in which she, similarly, sings her own praise.
As you’ll recall, Ben Sirach closely links pursuit of wisdom with pursuit of the Torah’s commandments, so that "The whole of wisdom is fear of the Lord, and in all wisdom there is the fulfillment of the law." Pursuit of wisdom is effectively direct pursuit of the Torah.
While Ben Sirach specifically identifies wisdom with the Torah – a step Wisdom of Solomon does not take – both see wisdom as having to do with what God requires of the world and its people rather than simply what serves one best in life, as was the bent of earlier Israelite wisdom.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - SIRACH, THE WISDOM OF JESUS THE SON OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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27) "Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem." The oldest manuscripts (Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, Venetus) add to Σειρáχ the name Ἐλεáζαρ or ἘλεΆζαροζ, an error for Ἐλεαζáρου, probably the name of his grandfather.
SIRACH, THE WISDOM OF JESUS THE SON OF
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 History of the World: Apocrypha, The: Prologue of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, The@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Apocrypha, The: Prologue of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, The
Prologue of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, The
Wisdom Of Jesus The Son Of Sirach, Or Ecclesiasticus.
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 Catholic Biblical Quarterly, The: Die Kultur des Buches Jesus Sirach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The aim of Dr. Wischmeyer is to delineate the culture of Jerusalem and Judaea in the Ptolemaic and early Seleucid periods as that culture is reflected in Ben Sira's wisdom book.
Thus, W sees Sirach not primarily as a witness to the religious development of the Second Temple period but rather as an important document of early Jewish culture.
W also correctly points out that the erotic aspect of Woman Wisdom is much more prominent in Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon than in the works of Philo, although there certainly are distinct traces of it in his writings too (W fails to cite Congr.
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It derives its name from the author, Jesus, son of Eleazar, son of Sirach, and was written in Hebrew between 200 and 175 BC and translated into Greek sometime after 132 BC by the author's grandson.
The Wisdom Literature of the ancient Israelites is a collection of the philosophical and poetic musings of their sages, who placed a high value on wisdom.
Sirach reminds us (Sir 2:1-11) that real religion often creates problems and raises questions for the believer.
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 EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Year C
All of these discoveries attest to the popularity among Jews of the wisdom of Jesus Ben Sirach even though his work was not accepted into their official canon of scripture.
Whereas there may have been a doubt as to the character of persons when they are silent, all doubts are dispelled when the inner aspect of persons is revealed in open oratory.
Sound advice in any age, Sirach’s wisdom was repeated by the 19th century author, Mary Ann Evans Cross (better known as George Eliot) when she >wrote,“Blessed is the man, who having nothing >to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.”
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 Book of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus, Proverbs expanded, Jesus the Creator of all things, are you sick?
The Greeks untitled it "the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach", or "the Wisdom of Sirach".
Sirach or Ecclesiasticus is included in the Catholic and Orthodox Bibles, as well as in the Talmud...
Written for the Greek translation by Jesus, the grandson of the Author, Jesus son of Sirach (Prologue and 50:27).
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 Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach
Sirach was no Sadducee, but the tone of the work with its preoccupation with cult, the lack of any appreciation for the afterlife, and minimal messianism put it in a class with later Sadducean tenets." (The Jerome Biblical Commentary, p.
Marjorie L. Kimbrough writes: "Chapter 22 begins with a discussion of the disgrace of being idle, but then moves to these words: 'It is a disgrace to be the father of an undisciplined son, and the birth of a daughter is a loss.
The earliest patristic evdience for Sirach occurs in Didache 4:5 and Barnabas 19:9, which appear to cite Sirach 4:31.
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