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Bibil Identifier bibil:221684
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Sir 38,1-15 als Beispiel der Verknüpfung von Tradition und Innovation bei Jesus Sirach
Author Zapff, Burkard
Journal Biblica (Volume: 92, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 347-367 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Si 38,1-15 illustrates how Sirach understands the initially disputed institution of the Hellenistic physician. Against the background of traditional Old Testament beliefs and some Stoic concepts of world order, medicine is seen as part of God’s work of salvation. Rejecting it would even amount to a sin. The Hebrew text of Sirach is astonishingly universalistic. There, the physician’s work is similar to that of Moses, and the physician’s prayer, either Hebrew of Hellenistic, is addressed to the one God. By contrast, the Greek text is more traditional, and presents a more negative view of the physician.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Medicine
Pericopes Sirach 38,1-38,15
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