By: Markus Witte
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The volume presents selected studies Markus Witte to the 2nd century. V. Chr. In Jerusalem drafted in Hebrew and around 120 v. Chr. In Alexandria into Greek translated book Ben Sira / Ecclesiasticus in his literary and theological history environment of the early Jewish Wisdom. The author discusses this example both fundamental problems of textual and literary history as well as key issues of anthropology, the understanding of history and the theology of Sirachbuchs. In the band be opened considering the widely differing Hebrew, Greek, Syriac and Latin text forms and their respective tradition Communities he illustrates the plurality of canonical figures of Sirachbuchs.
The overview of the literature and canon historical place of Sirachbuchs and issues central to it represents, theologies and anthropologies lets the character of Sirachbuchs seen as a great synthesis and transformation central of wisdom, cultic, legal and historiographical-prophetic tradition of ancient Israel and early Judaism , Markus Witte focus the interpretation of individual texts is located on the "Praise of the fathers" (Sir 44-49), and thus on the profiling of Geschichstverständnisses and the particular form of interpreting Scripture in Sirachbuch. His analysis of Sirachtexte is flanked by a thematically focused on questions of anthropology, ethics and theology investigate other Jewish writings from Hellenistic and Roman times. Special attention is given here of approximately between 25 v. Chr. And 25 n. Chr. Arising Wisdom of Solomon. Overall, the collection of essays provides a contribution to the early Jewish literature and theology.
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