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4.1 Textual History of Ben Sira
(7,874 words)

Part of 4 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira

4.1.1 Introduction Title

The Wisdom of Ben Sira appears in different linguistic traditions with varying titles. In the earliest complete tradition, the Greek translation, we find in most manuscripts “The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach” (σοφία ἰησοῦ υἱοῦ σειράχ “Wisdom of Jesus Son of Seirach”; 4.3), although sometimes the short titles “Wisdom of Sirach” or just “Sirach” are found. In the Vulgate, t…

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Wright, Benjamin, “4.1 Textual History of Ben Sira”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0204010000>
First published online: 2020

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