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Bibil Identifier bibil:227533
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Meanings of "Life" in the Hebrew of Ben Sira
Author Reymond, Eric D.
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 132, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 327-332 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The present note offers further examples where the Hebrew word חיים seems to indicate "maintenance," "livelihood," "manner of living," and "what sustains life." Many dictionaries list this definition of the word, but they usually cite just one passage in which the word has this meaning. The additional examples I provide derive mainly from the Wisdom of Ben Sira and suggest that this nuance to the word was common at least at the time when Ben Sira's work was composed, ca. 180 B.C.E.
DOI 10.1353/jbl.2013.0024
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Sirach / Wisdom of Jesus Ben-Sira / Ecclesiasticus
Terms חַי חי
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