Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Wisdom of Ben Sira; portions of the book Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah collection presented to the University of Cambridge by the editors

Cambridge: University Press, 1899. First edition. Softcover. 4to. lxxxvii,[2],68,[24-3]pp. Original tan wraps. Pages unopened, as published. Part I: The Wisdom of Ben Sira. Portions of Ecclesiasticus; 3-7, 11-16, 30-33, 35-38, 49-51. Translated from the Hebrew with footnotes. Part II: Appendix. Notes on Ecclesiasticus 39-51, with two facsimiles. Part III: Prefatory Note, Introduction, Notes on the text, The text. "Ben Sira's book is of unique interest to the scholar and the theologian as a Hebrew work of nearly known date, which forms a link between the Old Testament and the Rabbinic writings. The first step to its right appreciation is to note its discursive use of the ancient Scriptures, and the author's free way of adapting their thoughts and phrases to his purposes." The Wisdom of Ben Sira refers to the descriptions of Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Illustrated with 2 photographic reproductions of the verso and recto of the Lewis-Gibson folio. Text in Hebrew and English. Some creasing, staining and age wear on wraps. Wrappers in good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #21852

Price: $95.00

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