Ecclesiasticus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ecclesiasticus an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ecclesiasticus A book of the Apocrypha.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Ecclesiasticus The name in the Latin version of the Bible, and the alternative name in the English Apocrypha, of the book called in the Septuagint “The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach,” included in the canon of the Old Testament by the Roman Catholic and Greek churches, but regarded as apocryphal by Jews and Protestants, though occasionally read in the Anglican Church. In form it resembles the Book of Proverbs. It is supposed to have been originally compiled in Hebrew or Aramean about 180 b. c., and translated into Greek about 130 b. c. Abbreviated Ecclus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ecclesiasticus name of a book of the Apocrypha
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Quotations

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    “Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. [Ecclesiasticus 34:2]”
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    “Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus]”
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    “Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]”
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    “Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord. [Ecclesiasticus 15:9]”
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    “He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him. [Ecclesiasticus 13:1]”
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    “He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? [Ecclesiasticus]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L.,—Gr. ekklesia, an assembly called out of the world, the church—ek, out, and kalein, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Bishop Bale cites especially Job xxxviii, Ecclesiasticus xiii, and Revelation viii, as supporting the theory.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
At length his eye fell upon them in the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The passage is in Ecclesiasticus, chap.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
JESUS, THE SON OF SIRACH, the author of the book of ECCLESIASTICUS (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
THE WISDOM OF JESUS THE SON OF SIRACH; OR ECCLESIASTICUS.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
Wisdom, the book of Ecclesiasticus, the first book of Maccabees, were highly valued by the ancient Jews.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Solomon (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus).
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Liber Ecclesiasticus et Liber Sapientiae glosatus in uno volumine.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
My dear, if Ecclesiasticus himself came he would preach in vain.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
The words of ECCLESIASTICUS ought to be often read by young people.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
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In news:

(Ecclesiasticus 2:2, The Apocrypha, Revised English Bible).
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