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4.2 Hebrew
(10,106 words)

Part of 4 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira

4.2.1 Outline of the History of the Hebrew Text

The Wisdom of Ben Sira was originally composed in Hebrew sometime between 200 and 175 B.C.E.1 Approximately two-thirds of the original is attested in Hebrew in some form.2 Although the Hebrew text would have been available for some centuries following its commitment to writ…

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D. Reymond, Eric, “4.2 Hebrew”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0204020000>
First published online: 2020

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