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Title Discovering, deciphering, and dissenting : Ben Sira manuscripts after 120 years / edited by James K. Aitken, Renate Egger-Wenzel and Stefan C. Reif
Published Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Deuterocanonical and cognate literature yearbook ; 2018
Deuterocanonical and cognate literature yearbook ; 2018.
Contents Introduction -- I. Discovery and disputes -- Notes on Jumbo's desk -- Charles Taylor as a man of St John's -- How Ben Sira crossed my path -- II. The Hebrew manuscripts and rabbinic circles -- Some first editions of Genizh manuscripts of Ben Sira -- The "booklet" of Ben Sira -- Scribal practices in Ben Sira manuscript B -- The Persian glosses and the text of manuscript B revisited -- The synoptic problem and the reception of the Ben Sira manuscripts -- Various attempts at producing a Ben Sira polyglo -- Ben Sira-biblical sage, rabbi, and payyeṯan -- Ben Sira: a rabbinic perspective -- III. The poetry of the book -- The poetry of Ben Sira manscript C -- Ben Sira's Hebrew poetry in comparison with the psalter -- Poetic imagery in the book of Ben Sira -- The theological and philosophical concepts of Ben Sira -- IV. The language of the book -- The Hebrew of the Ben Sira manuscripts from the genizah -- Transmission and transformation of Ben Sira's poetic language -- The contribution of the language of the book of Ben Sira to biblical Hebrew philology -- Biographies of authors -- Index of references -- Index of authors -- Index of subjects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 01, 2019)
SUBJECT Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Manuscripts
Bible. Ecclesiasticus fast
Subject RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides.
Genre/Form Manuscripts
Form Electronic book
Author Aitken, James K. (James Keltie), 1968-2023, editor
Egger-Wenzel, Renate, editor.
Reif, Stefan C., 1944- editor.
ISBN 9783110612974