This volume contains the proceedings of the third international conference on the deuterocanonical literature organised by the Shime‘on Centre in Pápa, Hungary. Renowned international scholars of the field treat questions of text in the Book of Ben Sira, the underlying traditions and theological questions. In the first part, the authors deal with introductory problems of the complex oeuvre of Ben Sira; the second main part of the volume focuses primarily on the wisdom part of book; finally, the reader will find papers dealing with particular pericopae of the Praise of the Fathers section of Ben Sira.
Géza G. Xeravits, Ph.D. (2002) in Theology, Groningen University, the Netherlands, is associate professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Academy of Pápa, Hungary.
József Zsengellér, Ph.D. (1998) in Theology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, is professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Academy of Pápa, Hungary.
Contributors include: Maurice Gilbert, Frank Feder, Gabriele Boccaccini, Stefan Schorch, Armin Lange, Nuria Calduch Benages, Friedrich V. Reiterer, Jeremy Corley, Ben G. Wright III, Pancratius Beentjes, Matthias Weigold
Scholars of Bible, early Judaism, ancient history, wisdom literature.