Part three critiques the Psalms of Solomon, Ben Sirach
, the Wisdom of Solomon, 4 Maccabees, Theodotus, Ezekiel the Tragedian, and other lesser known documents of ancient Jewish literature.
Similar parallelism is found in the writing of Ben Sirach
(14:11; 26:13; 26:1-20).
, Qohelet, Job, and Proverbs) and Near Eastern parallels (esp.
Jesus ben Sirach
wrote of "those who were the glory of their time" and "those who have no memorial, who have perished as if they had never been.
, in the Apocrypha, maintains that a normal daily diet in the Bible days consisted of bread, wine, salt, olives, olive oil, and on special occasions, a bit of fish.