Weisheit aus der Begegnung: Bildung nach dem Buch Ben Sira
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007 pp. x + 446. $157.00
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 379
Description: The foundation for this study is the Wisdom of Ben Sira, a book of wisdom from the beginning of the 2nd century BCE. As a teacher of wisdom, Ben Sira wishes to provide education. He is the first author in the context of the Old Testament to offer explicit reflections on the linked themes of wisdom and education. This study traces the conditions for education, the process of education, the aim of education, and thus the understanding of education in the Wisdom of Ben Sira. In addition, it provides an overview of the development of educational institutions and the understanding of education in the Ancient Orient and Greek context, at the interface of which the Wisdom of Ben Sira is located.
Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Literature
Review by Ibolya Balla
Citation: Ibolya Balla, review of Frank Ueberschaer, Weisheit aus der Begegnung: Bildung nach dem Buch Ben Sira, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).
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