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Texts and Contexts of the Book of Sirach / Texte und Kontexte des Sirachbuches
edited by Gerhard Karner, Frank Ueberschaer and Burkard M. Zapff
SBL Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-62837-182-6 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-229-4 | Cloth: 978-0-88414-230-0
Library of Congress Classification BS1765.52.T48 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 229.40446

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Thirteen essays, some in German and others in English, tackle the complicated history of textual transmission of Sirach. This book presents the proceedings of an international conference held in 2014 in Eichstaett, Germany on the text of Ben Sira within its historical contexts.Contributors include James K. Aitken, Pierre-Maurice Bogaert, Franz Böhmisch, Anthony J. Forte SJ, Jan Joosten, Otto Kaiser, Siegfried Kreuzer, Jean-Sébastien Rey, Werner Urbanz, Knut Usener, Oda Wischmeyer, Markus Witte, Benjamin G. Wright, and Burkard M. Zapff.


Features:


  • A sociocultural and theological history of Sirach

  • Philological and textual problems of the Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Latin versions
  • Translation strategies based on Greek, Syriac, and Latin text traditions and related hermeneutical questions

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