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1

Who is the author of the Book of Sirach and when was it written?

- Ben Sira
- written between 200-175 BC

2

What was the reason for translating the Book of Sirach into Greek?

To widen the audience, and it allowed more people to read the book. To encourage Greek speaking Jews to remain within the Jewish faith

3

Who was often addressed in the Book of Sirach?

Ben Sira often addressed the Jewish youth

4

How does the Book of Sirach relate to the New Testament?

Quite a few New Testament writers included reference to the wisdom represented in Sirach

5

Who decided to remove the Book of Sirach from the Canon and why?

-Martin Luther removed Sirach from the canon because
- he considered it not inspired by God

6

Among which group is this book still commonly used?

Catholics

7

List four of the ten major themes within the Book of Sirach

The creation, death, friendship, happiness, honor and shame, money matter, sin, social justice, speech, and women

8

What is one other name the Book of Sirach is occasionally called?

The Wisdom of Jesus, the Wisdom of Ben Sira, or Ecclesiasticus

9

How is wisdom personified?

Femininely

10

What Old Testament book is the book of Sirach most similar to?

Proverbs