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Title The wisdom of Ben Sira : studies on tradition, redaction, and theology / edited by Angelo Passaro and Giuseppe Bellia
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 411 pages)
Series Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies, 1865-1666 ; v. 1
Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 1
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)
Summary 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 repair the harm done by the erosive criticism of Job and Qoheleth, or is it the work of a thoughtful interpreter who, in a time of change, seeks to bear the tradition towards the new situation emerging from the Hellenistic Diaspora? Is it a book which aims at the restoration of the true faith against t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bellia, Giuseppe.
Passaro, Angelo.
LC no. 2008007365
ISBN 1283397307
3110211262 (electronic bk.)
9783110211269 (electronic bk.)