Definitions for ecclesiasticusɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ecclesiasticus
Ben Sira, Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach(noun)
an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
A book in the Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Ecclus.
a book of the Apocrypha
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the books of the Apocrypha, ascribed to Jesus, the son of Sirach, admitted to the sacred canon by the Council of Trent, though excluded by the Jews. It contains a body of wise maxims, in imitation, as regards matter as well as form, of the Proverbs of Solomon, and an appendix on the men who were the disciples of wisdom. Its general aim, as has been said, is "to represent wisdom as the source of all virtue and blessedness, and by warnings, admonitions, and promises to encourage in the pursuit of it." It was originally written in Hebrew, but is now extant only in a Greek translation executed in Egypt, professedly by the author's grandson.
Images & Illustrations of ecclesiasticus
Find a translation for the ecclesiasticus definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these ecclesiasticus definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"ecclesiasticus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ecclesiasticus>.