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Ecclesiasticus or the Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - John G. Snaith

Ecclesiasticus or the Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

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Published: 16th September 1974
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Jesus ben Sira was a Jewish teacher who probably lived in Jerusalem and wrote this book in about 190 BC. 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. 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.

The ways of wisdom
Mans life under divine providence
Maxims of prudence and self-discipline
The praise of wisdom
Counsels upon social behaviour
True piety and the mercy of God
Man in Society
The wonders of creation
Heroes of Israel's past
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ISBN: 9780521097758
ISBN-10: 0521097754
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 16th September 1974
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.31