By Ibolya Balla
The e-book investigates Ben Sira’s attitudes towards all concerns referring to sexuality within the context of relations relatives and gender matters. The author’s probably destructive angle to ladies, the anxiousness expressed within the discussions of marital and extramarital kinfolk, and the disciplining of youngsters can result in the idea that the paintings has a damaging perspective towards sexuality.
Ben Sira’s booklet is a mix of rigorously composed knowledge poems and of teachings on daily matters, together with marriage, relatives lifestyles, strength of will, wants, and sexual promiscuity. The sage dedicates a better variety of passages than different knowledge books to the dialogue of social family members specifically in regard to relatives. In so doing his average element of departure looks what merits or damages those relatives suggest, and whether or not they deliver shame to an individual, in particular via sexuality. additionally, we need to make a contrast among the attitudes of the author of the unique Hebrew textual content of the e-book and that of the Greek translator. the 2 texts, produced in several social settings, occasions and locations, range from time to time in regard to sexuality.
This publication examines the knowledge poems, a few characterised by way of openness approximately problems with eroticism, and all sayings that obstacle concerns bearing on sexuality present in discussions of passions, family members family members and gender concerns, and warnings opposed to sexual wrongdoing. All this is often performed with a unique regard to the diversities among the Hebrew unique textual content and the Greek translation.
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Ben Sira on Family, Gender, and Sexuality (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies) by Ibolya Balla