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Title The texts and versions of the Book of Ben Sira : transmission and interpretation / edited by Jean-Sébastien Rey, Jan Joosten
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011


Description 1 online resource (ix, 352 pages s : facsimile
Series Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 150
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 150.
Contents An alternative Hebrew form of Ben Sira : the anthological manuscript C / Jeremy Corley -- Reconstructions and retroversions : chances and challenges to the Hebrew Ben Sira text / P.C. Beentjes -- Wordplay in the Hebrew to Ben Sira / E.D. Reymond -- Animal imagery in the Hebrew text of Ben Sirach / N. Calduch-Benages -- Translation Greek in Sirach in light of grandson's proplogue / Benjamin G. Wright III -- The literary attainment of the translator of Greek Sirach / J.K. Aitken -- Le métier de scribe, un métier différent / Franc̜oise Vinel -- Archaic elements in the Syriac version of Ben Sira / Jan Joosten -- Christian features in the Peshitta of Ben Sira : the question of dependency on the Syriac New Testament / Robert J. Owens -- The Old Latin version of Sirach ; editio critica and textual problems / Anthony J. Forte -- La version latine de Ben Sira / Thierry Legrand -- The additions to Ben Sira and the book's multiform textual witness / Jason Gile -- L'espérance post-mortem dans les différentes versions du Siracide / Jean-Sébastien Rey -- La prière de Ben Sira dans les manuscrits hébreux et dans les versions anciennes / Maria Carmela Palmisano -- La sagesse dans les béatitudes de Ben Sira : étude dutexte de Si 51,13-30 et de 14,20-15,10 / Émile Puech
Summary The Book of Ben Sira comes to us in a bewildering variety of ancient textual forms. Each version shows how the book was received and interpreted in a new situation and by another community of readers. The present volume contains studies by some of the best specialists in this field of research. Each of the ancient text forms of Ben Sira-Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Latin-is studied in its proper context and analysed in regard to what explains the typical changes it contains
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Papers presented at a symposium in Metz on October 15-17, 2009
Papers in English and French
Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Versions
Bible. Ecclesiasticus fast
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Bible Study Guides.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rey, Jean-Sébastien.
Joosten, Jan.
ISBN 9789004207189