Praise Israel for wisdom and instruction : essays on Ben Sira and wisdom, the Letter of Aristeas and the Septuagint /

Features fifteen articles that focus on three interrelated themes in the study of Early Judaism. This work explores how specific wisdom and apocalyptic texts relate. It also focuses on how traditional material was shaped and framed in order to ensure its successful transmission to subsequent generat...

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Main Author: Wright, Benjamin G., III.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series:Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 131.
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Table of Contents:
  • 880-01 Wisdom and women at Qumran
  • From generation to generation : the sage as father in early Jewish literature
  • The categories of rich and poor in the Qumran sapiential literature
  • "Who has been tested by gold and found perfect?" : Ben Sira's discourse of riches and poverty / (with Claudia V. Camp)
  • "Fear the Lord and honor the priest" : Ben Sira as defender of the Jerusalem priesthood
  • "Put the nations in fear of you" : Ben Sira and the problem of foreign rule
  • Wisdom, instruction and social location in Ben Sira and 1 Enoch
  • Ben Sira on the sage as exemplar
  • B. Sanhedrin 100b and rabbinic knowledge of Ben Sira
  • The Jewish scriptures in Greek : the Septuagint in the context of ancient translation activity
  • [ʻEved/doulos] : terms and social status in the meeting of Hebrew-biblical and Hellenistic-Roman culture
  • Access to the source : Cicero, Ben Sira, the Septuagint and their audiences
  • The Letter of Aristeas and the reception history of the Septuagint
  • Translation as Scripture : the Septuagint in Aristeas and Philo
  • Three Jewish ritual practices in Aristeas [sections] 158-160.