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Bibil Identifier bibil:224765
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Slips of the Tongue in the Speech Ethics of Ben Sira
Author Gregory, Bradley C.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 321-339 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the references to slips of the tongue in the speech ethics of Ben Sira. Against the background of Proverbs, this characterization of accidental speech errors represents a new development. Its origin can be traced to the confluence between sapiential metaphors for mistakes in life and the idea of a slip of the tongue in the Hellenistic world. Ben Sira’s references to slips of the tongue are generally coordinated with a lack of discipline, though at least two verses seem to suggest that slips are not always sinful and that they represent a universal phenomenon, found even among the wisest sages.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Sirach / Wisdom of Jesus Ben-Sira / Ecclesiasticus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Word
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sin
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