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Bibil Identifier bibil:204138
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Mit Hand und Herz
Title (German, ) Der schriftgelehrte Weise und das Handwerk in Sir 38,24-34
Author Marböck, Johannes
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 139)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 39-60 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The paper on the neglected part I of the diptych about the wise scribe follows, after an overview concerning the position of artisans in the Hellenistic environment of Ben Sira, the text of Sir 38,24-34 with the presentation of handicraft in Jerusalem. There seems to be no devaluation or contempt of manual labour in Ben Sira. In accordance with his view of double aspects in creation (Sir 39,21.34) both, artisans and scribes, are important for the society. The evaluation of manual labour must not be separated from the social position of the wise scribe between artisans and the leading classes in culture and society of his time. Ben Sira bears witness to the attempt of establishing a new class of scribes und tries to strengthen their position and authority by theological arguments.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Craftsman/craft industry
Pericopes Sirach 38,24-38,34
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