Ben Sira 38:24-39:11 and the "Egyptian Satire of the Trades": A Reconsideration

@inproceedings{Rollston2001BenS3,
  title={Ben Sira 38:24-39:11 and the "Egyptian Satire of the Trades": A Reconsideration},
  author={Chris A. Rollston},
  year={2001}
}
  • Chris A. Rollston
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Bell & Howell Information ansd Learning: Foreign text omitted. "Scribal wisdom increases wisdom; whoever is free from toil can become wise" (Sir 38:24).1 With those laudatory remarks, Ben Sira begins his pericope about the superlative aspects of the professional pursuit and dissemination of wisdom, that is, the scribal profession (Sir 38:24-39:11).2 To paint the picture more graphically, he first describes the lives of the artisans: The farmer does not have the luxury of acquiring wisdom… CONTINUE READING

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