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ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəsec·cle·si·as·ti·cus

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  1. Ben Sira, Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirachnoun

    an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)


  1. Ecclesiasticusnoun

    A book in the Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Ecclus.


  1. ecclesiasticus

    The Book of Sirach () or Ecclesiasticus (; abbreviated Ecclus.) is a Jewish work, originally in Hebrew, of ethical teachings, from approximately 200 to 175 BCE, written by the Judahite scribe Ben Sira of Jerusalem, on the inspiration of his father Joshua son of Sirach, sometimes called Jesus son of Sirach or Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira. In Egypt, it was translated into Greek by the author's unnamed grandson, who added a prologue. This prologue is generally considered the earliest witness to a canon of the books of the prophets, and thus the date of the text is the subject of intense scrutiny. The book itself is the largest wisdom book from antiquity to have survived.


  1. ecclesiasticus

    "Ecclesiasticus," also known as the Book of Sirach or Sirach, is a book of ethical teachings in the Old Testament of the Bible, part of the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical books. The term "Ecclesiasticus" translates to "Church Book," named so because it was frequently used in Christian teachings during the early Church period. It was authored by a Jewish scribe named Ben Sira around 180-175 BC.

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  1. Ecclesiasticusnoun

    a book of the Apocrypha

  2. Etymology: [L.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ecclesiasticus

    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.

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    The numerical value of ecclesiasticus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of ecclesiasticus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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