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Bibil Identifier bibil:245789
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Knowledge Hidden and Revealed
Title (English, ) Ben Sira between Wisdom and Apocalyptic Literature
Author Rey, Jean-Sébastien
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 5, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 255-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Since the motif of hidden and revealed knowledge is often considered a topos of socalled apocalyptic literature, this paper studies the motif in Ben Sira, a text that does not matter-of-factly belong to apocalyptic, but rather to wisdom literature. Three significant texts are analyzed: wisdom's discourse in Sir 4:11–19; the praise of the scribe in Sir 39:1–3; and the revelation of wisdom to the humble in Sir 3:17–24. Through examining each passage philologically, I will ask how the idea of hidden and revealed knowledge is presented in these texts; what the conditions are for such knowledge to be revealed; and how such revelation is obtained.
DOI 10.1628/186870316X14805954607678
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Apocalyptic
Pericopes Sirach 4,11-4,19
Sirach 39,1-39,3
Sirach 3,17-3,24
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