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New PDF release: The Expanded Text of Ecclesiasticus: Its Teaching on the

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By Conleth Kearns,Pancratius C. Beentjes,Gerard Norton,Maurice Gilbert,Núria Calduch-Benages

Nowadays many students are intensively learning the e-book of Ben Sira in its diverse types. essentially the most exciting elements pertains to the good volume of passages at the afterlife within the a number of levels of the textual content of the publication of Ben Sira. even though Conleth Kearns already in 1951 wrote a tremendous doctoral thesis in this topic, thisstudy hasn't ever been released and circulates purely in photocopied shape. due to the fact that Ben Sira students an increasing number of are confident that this research is of significant significance, even after sixty years a formal ebook is welcomed.
In his learn Kearns distinguishes, at the one hand, the witnesses to the second one Greek and to the Latin model and, nonetheless, these to the Hebrew textual content, and people to the Syriac model besides. He concludes that there's solidarity of doctrine among the alterations and additions of the entire textual witnesses. for this reason he can seek advice from ‛the extended text’.
The teachings on afterlife as present in a few of the phases of the textual content of Ben Sira are in comparison with the lessons present in Jewish literature from approximately two hundred B.C. till a hundred A.D., either canonical– specially Daniel and the knowledge of Solomon –, and apocryphal or pseudepigraphical, equivalent to 1–2 Enoch, four Ezra, Jubilees, Psalms of Solomon, and Testaments of the XII Patriarchs.

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