Sirach by R. J. CogginsSirach by R. J. Coggins


byR. J. CogginsEditorRichard Coggins

Paperback | July 1, 1998

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Sirach is a book that raises a very distinctive set of problems. What should we call it (Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Ben Sira)? What is the relation between the traditional Greek text and the recently rediscovered Hebrew parts of the book? Where did it stand in relation to Jewish tradition and the Hellenism that was sweeping the Mediterranean world? In this guide, a new addition to Sheffield's series on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, these questions are discussed, as well as the use the author made of Scripture, and the scholarly placing of the book in the Wisdom tradition. The author's attitude to women is considered and the volume ends with a consideration of some of the chief theological themes of Sirach.
Richard Coggins was formerly Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at King's College, London.
Title:SirachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.23 inPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1850757658

ISBN - 13:9781850757658


Editorial Reviews

... provides an excellent, concise and accessible way into this fascinating book. 'Theology', May/June 1999