Ben Sira

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Synonyms for Ben Sira

an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)

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Robert Gardner, read from the Book of Sirach, and Charlotte Williams read from I Corinthians and I John.
At the same time, the Holy Father, recognizing with the Book of Sirach those other types of opposites, good and evil, truth and falsehood, is quick to say, "Call sin by its name?"
The author of the Old Testament Book of Sirach (or Eccclesiasticus) knew a lot about human nature.
The success of his endeavor to describe Ben Sira's understanding of the relationship between suffering and righteousness depends on the accuracy of his judgments about editorial additions to the book of Sirach.
The Book of Sirach is perhaps the best example of the proverbial wisdom of the ancient Mediterranean world on many topics, among them bringing up children.
Here's a timely counsel from the book of Sirach, "My son, take care of your father when he is old, grieve him not as long as he lives.
The selection from the Book of Sirach, a collection of Jewish wisdom, claims that obedience to God's law leads to genuine quality of life.
The Book of Sirach in the Armenian Biblical Tradition: Yakob Nalean and His Commentary on Sirach
Today's first reading is so short, that one might wish to consider hearing from the Apocryphal book of Sirach for three reasons: first, the alternate reading is longer than the assigned two-verse reading from Proverbs.