The Wisdom of Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus) (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from The Wisdom of Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus)

E cclesiasticus is a Moral guide-book to right living. It is a striking example of the Wisdom Literature. In one marked respect it shows an advance upon all previous examples of this literature which have come down to us; the writer is not content with giving a simple proverb, but he expands it by way of emphasizing its point and driving home its force; in the case of an obscure reference this is sometimes helpful; but, generally speaking, it does not enhance the value of what is written; a good proverb will often lose force by explanatory expansion, and its diverse application is in danger of restriction if the range of its content be circumscribed; and this seems not infrequently to be the case in our book.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - W. O. E. Oesterley


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780266567394

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm

Page Count - 154

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