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By Otto Mulder

The current exegetical examine within the Hebrew and Greek types of Sirach 50 bargains with the knowledge culture, personified in Simon the excessive Priest, who's known as "the simply" within the rabbinical culture. As a real eyewitness Ben Sira deals evidence of Simons value within the re-building of Jerusalem as climax of the compliment of the Fathers on Rosh Hashanah. His re-writing of Israels heritage ends with a polemic opposed to the legality of the Samaritan temple and an immediate allusion to the author's identify. the amount examines 3 new photographs of the unique Geniza-fragments present in 1896. The comparability of either models offers a magnificent photo of the improvement of Israels faith within the moment Temple interval from 200-132 BCE.

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2 E. Schürer, Geschichte des Jüdischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, III, Leipzig 1889 (p. 158). 1 (p. 199). 3 V. Ryssel, ‘Die Sprüche Jesus’, des Sohnes Sirachs’, in E. , Die Apokryphen und Pseudepigraphen des Alten Testaments, Tübingen 1900/Darmstadt 1962, 230–475.   26 1. 1:1–16:23 2. 16:24–23:27 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 24:1–30:27 30:28–36:22 36:23–39:11 39:12–42:14 42:15–50:26 The essence of wisdom, encouragement and the provision of counsel. God in creation and the human person in relation to God.

4. 5. 6. 7. 24:1–30:27 30:28–36:22 36:23–39:11 39:12–42:14 42:15–50:26 The essence of wisdom, encouragement and the provision of counsel. God in creation and the human person in relation to God. Wisdom and Torah, social precepts. The Lord and his people, on courage and virtue. Teaching and precepts governing social existence. Creation and the position of human persons revisited. Praise of God in nature and history with a conclusion in 50:27–29(28) and an appendix in 51:1–30. Although subdivisions of the book published subsequent to Ryssel are based on presuppositions which do not take account of structural research into MS B, M and G, a number of constants are evident nevertheless.

5). V. , Bibliographie zu Jesus Sira, BZAW 266, Berlin 1998. Reiterer refers to the problems surrounding the verse counts in the text editions of H and G (Ziegler and Rahlfs) and the various translations which he represents graphically in a synopsis (p. 42). 4   The interchange of chapters in G Evidence of an interchange of two text segments in G30:25–33:13a and 33:13b–36:16 first came to light on the basis of comparisons with L248 and is confirmed by the Hebrew version. 29 Given the fact that the dividing line is located in the middle of the missing page following page V verso of MS B, any explanation of the interchange on the basis of the subdivision of this manuscript must be excluded.

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