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ˈsaɪ ræksir·ach

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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. Sirachnoun

    Ecclesiasticus, a book of the Bible.


  1. Sirach

    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. sirach

    Sirach, also known as the Book of Ecclesiasticus, is a book of ethical teachings from approximately 200 to 175 BCE by the Jewish scribe Ben Sira. The text was originally written in Hebrew but is part of the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate Bible, and it is included in the canon of the Eastern Orthodox and most Oriental Orthodox churches. It is however considered apocryphal by Protestant churches and is not included in the standard Hebrew Bible or the Protestant Old Testament.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sirach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sirach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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