Ben Sira scroll from Masada
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Published by The Israel Exploration Society and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Apocrypha. -- Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, Textual

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Edition Notes

Other titlesBible. O.T. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus. English. Selections. 1965., Megilat Ben-Sira mi-Metsadah.
Statementwith introduction, emendations and commentary / by Yigael Yadin.
ContributionsYadin, Yigael, 1917-
LC ClassificationsBS1762 Y3
The Physical Object
Pagination49, 45, [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14762094M

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The Book of Ben Sira Index of Passages Compiled by Joshua A. Blachorsky Note: Each verse is indexed to a specific Genizah folio and/or Qumran or Masada document. In the case of the Genizah materials, the specific manuscript, folio, and side (r = recto; v = verso) are indicated, e.g., is found at A Ir. In the case of the. Ben-Sira lived in the first half of the 2nd century B.C.E., several decades before the Hasmonean period. His book, which was widely known in his day, just missed being included in the Old Testament canon, and it is widely quoted in the Talmud; the ancient Rabbis referred to it and quoted its proverbs in the same way as they quoted from the books of the Bible. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   Ben Sira Scroll from Masada. The Greek translation of the apocryphal book of Ben Sira has been known to western readers since antiquity. Throughout all that time, however, there were skeptics who dismissed the notion of a Hebrew predecessor. The late nineteenth-century discovery of the Cairo Geniza included the first known Hebrew text of Ben.

  Masada and its scrolls Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (– BCE) or Author: LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN. Book of Ben Sira in Hebrew A Text Edition of all Extant Hebrew Manuscripts and a Synopsis of all Parallel Hebrew Ben Sira Texts Series: Vetus Testamentum, Supplements, Volume: 68; ISBN: Masada Scroll 2Q18 11QPsa Synopsis of all . Read the Book of Ben Sira online. Use highlighting, underlining, and take notes while you study the bible.   Much has been written about Ben Sira’s attitude toward women. In my view, the book reflects the cautions and experiences of a man of ancient Palestine and should not be judged too harshly. Regarding the experience of raising a daughter, another passage preserved in the Ben Sira Scroll from Masada cautions (Ben Sira –11)-.

Ben Sira (Hebrew: בן סירא), also known as Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira or Yeshua Ben Sirach (fl. 2nd century BCE), was a Hellenistic Jewish scribe, sage, and allegorist from Seleucid-controlled Jerusalem of the Second Temple period. He is the author of Sirach, also known as the "Book of Ecclesiasticus".. He wrote his work in Hebrew, possibly in Egypt in .   Ben Sira, the author, was a devout man of wisdom who lived in Jerusalem about BC. The first 43 chapters of the Book provide moral instruction and common sense gained from experience, fitting of Wisdom literature. As with the Book of Job, the author notes the “beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord.”. Roy Kinneer Patteson Jr. was an American scholar whose knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Hellenistic Greek enabled him to undertake an analysis of the text of the Ben Sira Scroll discovered at Masada in Palestine in His research resulted in the establishment of a critical Hebrew text for portions of the first-century B.C. book, SirachBorn: Octo , Richmond, Virginia USA. 62 John Strugnell, "Notes and Queries on 'The Ben Sira Scroll from Masada'," Eretz Israel 9 (): Unfortunately, there is only one photo of the unrolled Ben Sira scroll in The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche, ed., Emanuel Tov (Leaden: E. J. Brill, ) and it is only of a portion of the actual scroll. [Return to text].