Like an Everlasting Signet Ring: Generosity in the Book of Sirach Bradley C. Gregory

ISBN: 9783110223675

Published: February 23rd 2010

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378 pages


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Like an Everlasting Signet Ring: Generosity in the Book of Sirach  by  Bradley C. Gregory

Like an Everlasting Signet Ring: Generosity in the Book of Sirach by Bradley C. Gregory
February 23rd 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 378 pages | ISBN: 9783110223675 | 7.20 Mb

This work explores the theological and social dimensions of generosity in the book of Sirach and contextualizes them within the culture and thought of Second Temple Judaism. Ben Sira s understanding of generosity is intertwined with issues of justiceMoreThis work explores the theological and social dimensions of generosity in the book of Sirach and contextualizes them within the culture and thought of Second Temple Judaism.

Ben Sira s understanding of generosity is intertwined with issues of justice and its breakdown in his own socio-economic environment. Ben Sira believes that giving generously is an essential part of a Wisdom-Torah ethic of mercy. By relieving the plight of the poor the generous person imitates God s own special care for the poor and will receive future blessings in return.



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