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Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira, Midrash and
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The book of Jesus ben Sira, the so-called Ecclesiasticus or Siracides, considered in Jewish and Protestant tradition to be apocryphal, but in the Catholic Church to be an authentic biblical book, is very peculiar in the history of the biblical canon with regard to its use and understanding in midrashic and talmudic tradition…

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Veltri, Giuseppe, “Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira, Midrash and”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0193>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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