The wisdom of Ben Sira : studies on tradition, redaction, and theology /

The Book of Sirach raises many questions: philological, exegetical, literary, historical, theological. There were even confessional questions which divided the traditions of synagogues and churches. It is, therefore, a fascinating book, located on the edges of the canon. Does the book attempt to rep...

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Other Authors: Passaro, Angelo., Bellia, Giuseppe.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2008.
Series:Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 1.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter; Contents; Abbreviations; Methodological and hermeneutical trends in modern exegesis on the Book of Ben Sira; Searching for structure and redaction in Ben Sira. An investigation of beginnings and endings; An historico-anthropological reading of the work of Ben Sira; Ben Sira and Qumran; The hymn to the creation (Sir 42:15-43:33): a polemic text?; "Full Wisdom is from the Lord". Sir 1:1-10 and its place in Israel's Wisdom literature; The secrets of God. Investigation into Sir 3:21-24; The true sage or the Servant of the Lord (Sir 51:13-30 Gr).