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Sirach
Corley, Jeremy

Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2013 pp. 152. $12.95

Series Information
New Collegeville Bible Commentary, 21



Description: The book of Sirach praises the study of the law, the wisdom of the men of old and their prophecies. Its author is well-read and rearticulates traditional Jewish wisdom for his generation, centering it on fear of the Lord, and clearly asserting that wisdom is a gift from God. He encourages his audience to remain steadfast in following the law of Moses rather than following the ways of the dominant pagan Greek culture.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Oda Wischmeyer
Published 8/7/2014
Citation: Oda Wischmeyer, review of Jeremy Corley, Sirach, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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