Wise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach

By: Reardon, Patrick Henry

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ew paperback book copy of Wise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach by Father Patrick Reardon. From the back cover: Sirach's social context: the struggle to preserve the Jewish religion and culture against the corrosive influence of Hellenic paganism, will resonate with Christians living in the secular world today. In this commentary, Fr. Patrick Reardon illustrates for contemporary readers the riches of this often neglected jewel of the Bible. Conciliar Press, Ben Lomond CA, 2008. 300 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 22 cm. Retail price 16.95.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Although it is found in every major extant Christian manuscript of the Old Testament, the later exclusion of the Wisdom of Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus) from the Protestant canon has made it one of the little-known gems of Holy Scripture. Composed in Hebrew and translated into Greek in the second century before Christ, it is among the last books of the Old Testament. Sirach represents the more primitive and conservative aspect of Israel's Wisdom tradition--the practical application of the fear of God to daily life--but he enhances that tradition by a singular attention to biography and historical literature in the shaping of the soul. In short, Wise Lives. Sirach's social context--the struggle to preserve the Jewish religion and culture against the corrosive influence of Hellenic paganism--will resonate with Christians living in the secular world today. In this commentary, Fr. Patrick Reardon illustrates for contemporary readers the riches of this often-neglected jewel of the Bible.

Title: Wise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach

Author/Composer: Reardon, Patrick Henry

Categories: Old Testament,

Publisher: Conciliar Press: 2009-08-18

ISBN Number: 0982277032

ISBN Number 13: 9780982277034

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 010713

Keywords: Orthodox Christian Books, Eastern Orthodox Books, Father Patrick Henry Reardon, Bible Study Wisdom of Sirach, Apochrypha Bible Study, 9780982277034, 0982277032,