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Jesus Ben Sirach
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jesus Ben Sirach
Jesus Ben Sirach Also called Joshua Ben Sira or Jesus, Son of Sirach. The author of the Book of Sirach.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ben Sirach, Jesus
BEN SIRACH*, JESUS Son of Sirach and author of Wisdom of Jesus ben Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus). See Wisdom of Jesus ben Sirach.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jesus
Jesus (Gk. Iēsoús)Greek form of the name Joshua (Heb. yĕhôšûaʿ, “Yahweh will save”); cf. Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8.1. The father of Sirach and grandfather of the author of the book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus; Sir. Prologue).2. Joshua ben Sira (“Jesus son of Sirach”), author of Sirach/Ecclesiasticus.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
ben Sira
ben Sira (i.e. ‘the son of Sira’). Jesus ben Sira, the author of *Ecclesiasticus (q.v.). ‘Sirach’ is the Greek form, the termination ‘ch’ indicating that the word was indeclinable.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Son of Sirach
JESUS, SON OF SIRACH — the author of the Book of Ecclesiasticus, also called The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach—one of the longer books of the Apocrypha.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Jesus
Jesus.—Son of Sirach, Jewish writer of the second or third century b.c. He composed in Hebrew the Book of Ecclesiasticus, which the Church has ranked among the canonical books.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Jesus
Jesus [jēz-us] (Ἰησοῦς· יהושוע, Joshua, “Yahweh Is Salvation”) (1) grandfather of Jesus the son of Sirach (title heading of Ecclus. [Sir.]) (2) Jesus Barabbas, commonly called simply Barabbas (Matt. 27:16)
Jesus ben-Sirach
Jesus ben-SirachThis enigmatic individual was the author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, also known as “The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach (ben-Sirach),” or just “Sirach.” Nothing is known of him other than the references to himself that he makes within the book. It was written in Hebrew
Jesus Ben-Sirach
Jesus Ben-sirach [jēz-us ben--ruk]: the son (or grandson) of Sirach; author of Ecclesiasticus (Ecclus. [Sir.] 50:29)
Sirach
Sirach [-ruk]: the father or grandfather of Jesus the author of Ecclesiasticus, which is often called The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, or simply Sirach (Ecclus [Sir.] 50:27)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JESUS
JESUS jee´zuhs [Ἰησοῦς Iēsous]. Greek version of the name JOSHUA. 1. Jesus Ben-Sira (son of Sira) was the author of the book of Sirach (2nd cent. bce).2. Jesus of Nazareth. See JESUS CHRIST.3. Jesus BARABBAS is a variant name for the criminal released by Pilate at the Passover festival (Matt 27:16–17).
SIMEON BEN ELEAZAR BEN SIRA
SIMEON BEN ELEAZAR BEN SIRA. The author of SIRACH as named in the early Hebrew manuscripts, although the NRSV, following the Greek, names the author “Jesus son of Eleazar son of Sirach” (Sir 50:27).
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Relatives
Eleazar Father
Jesus Relative
Sirach Grandfather
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