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The purpose of this study is to elucidate Ben Sira’s teaching on friendship within the religious and cultural context of his time, in view of the Hellenistic emphasis on philia (“friendship”). While friendship is of contemporary interest, until recently there has been little research into the understanding of friendship in Second Temple Judaism. This study aims to fill the lacuna by focusing on the apocryphal/deuterocanonical Wisdom of Ben Sira (Sirach). In fact, no book of the Hebrew Bible says as much about friendship as does the Wisdom of Ben Sira. The book contains a new preface by the author.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Series Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Publishers' Preface
  2. Michael L. Satlow
  3. pp. E1-E2
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  1. Preface to the Digital Edition
  2. pp. E3-E17
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Chronology of Ben Sira’s Age
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2. Sirach 6:5–17 and 37:1–6
  2. pp. 35-82
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  1. 3. Sirach 9:10–16
  2. pp. 83-116
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  1. 4. Sirach 13:15–23
  2. pp. 117-154
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  1. 5. Sirach 19:13–17 and 27:16–21
  2. pp. 155-190
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  1. 6. Sirach 22:19–26
  2. pp. 191-212
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  1. 7. Conclusion
  2. pp. 213-218
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  1. Appendix. Ben Sira’s Incidental References to Friendship
  2. pp. 219-228
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 229-256
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  1. Index of Primary Sources
  2. pp. 257-284
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  1. Index of Modern Authors
  2. pp. 285-290
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 291-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781951498139
Related ISBN(s)
9781951498146
MARC Record
OCLC
1155364311
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-29
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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