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Author Balla, Ibolya.

Title Ben Sira on family, gender, and sexuality / Ibolya Balla
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2011


Description 1 online resource (ix, 331 pages)
Series Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 8
Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; v. 8.
Contents Acknowledgments; Table of contents; Introduction with literature review and methodology; Chapter 1: Respect for fathers and mothers and the treatment of widows -- Chapter 2: The anxiety of bringing up children: teachings on sons and daughters -- Chapter 3: Teachings on marital relationships -- Chapter 4: Teachings on sexual behaviour that is either illicit and/or discouraged, including adultery and approaching prostitutes, virgins, maidservants -- Chapter 5: Wisdom poems -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
Summary The Book of Ben Sira, the longest Jewish wisdom book, is a combination of wisdom poems about a personified female wisdom figure, and of teachings on everyday issues including marriage, family life, self-control, desires, and sexual promiscuity. Its author demonstrates an anxiety regarding matters of sexuality in the discussions of social relations, including marriage, family life, and in warnings against sexual wrongdoing. This study examines all teachings concerning sexuality in the context of family relations and gender issues with a special regard to the differences between the Hebrew original text of the book and its Greek translation
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-303) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Commentaries
Bible. Ecclesiasticus fast
Subject Families -- Biblical teaching.
Sex role -- Biblical teaching
Sex -- Biblical teaching
RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament.
Families -- Biblical teaching
Sex -- Biblical teaching
Sex role -- Biblical teaching
Genre/Form Commentaries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110247473