Like an Everlasting Signet Ring by Bradley GregoryLike an Everlasting Signet Ring by Bradley Gregory

Like an Everlasting Signet Ring

byBradley Gregory

Hardcover | December 14, 2017

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This work explores the theological and social dimensions of generosity in the book of Sirach and contextualizes them within the culture and thought of Second Temple Judaism. Ben Sira's understanding of generosity is intertwined with issues of justice and its breakdown in his own socio-economic environment. Ben Sira believes that giving generously is an essential part of a Wisdom-Torah ethic of mercy. By relieving the plight of the poor the generous person imitates God's own special care for the poor and will receive future blessings in return.
Title:Like an Everlasting Signet RingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:398 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.88 inPublished:December 14, 2017Publisher:Walter de Gruyter Gmbh US SRLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:311022366X

ISBN - 13:9783110223668

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