noun Etymology: Late Latin, from ecclesiasticus Date: 1533 a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha and as Sirach in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament

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  • Ecclesiasticus — [e klē΄zē as′ti kəs, iklē΄zē as′ti kəs] n. [LL(Ec), short for ecclesiasticus liber, lit., the church book (see ECCLESIASTIC): from its frequent use for catechetical teaching] a book of proverbs in the Old Testament Apocrypha and the Douay Bible:… …   English World dictionary

  • Ecclesiasticus — Ec*cle si*as ti*cus, n. [L.] A book of the Apocrypha. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecclesiastĭcus — Ecclesiastĭcus, 1) jeder Geistliche; bes. 2) die Chorherren, Pfarrer, Capläne u. alle Weltgeistlichen, die außerhalb der Klöster u. von Kirchengütern leben; 3) in der Vulgata der Name des Buches Sirach …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ecclesiasticus — • The longest of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, and the last of the Sapiential writings in the Vulgate of the Old Testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ECCLESIASTICUS — liber apocryphus; qui licet varia salubria monita complectatur, proin πανάρετος Graecis dictus, ertorem tamen Iudaicum errat, c. 48. v. 10. de Eliae Thisbitae reditu; contradicit iis, quae de Sapientia personali et aeterna, in Proverbiis dicuntur …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ecclesiasticus — Das Buch Jesus Sirach (Ben Sira, Siracides, Sophia Seirach oder Ecclesiasticus, abgekürzt Sir, auch fälschlich Ben Sirach durch Vermischung von Ben Sira und Jesus Sirach) ist ein Buch der Weisheitsliteratur, das ungefähr 180 v. Chr. von dem in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ecclesiasticus — Although about two thirds of this book in the original Hebrew have been discovered (e.g. among the Dead Sea scrolls) it has long been known in the Greek translation made in Egypt soon after 132 BCE by the author s grandson, who was anxious in… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ecclesiasticus — /i klee zee as ti keuhs/, n. a book of the Apocrypha. Also called Wisdom of Jesus. Abbr.: Ecclus. * * * ▪ biblical literature also called the  Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach        deuterocanonical biblical work (accepted in the Roman Catholic …   Universalium

  • ecclesiasticus —    (cursus e.) cursus ecclesiasticus …   Dizionario di retorica par stefano arduini & matteo damiani

  • Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) —     Ecclesiasticus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiasticus     (Abbrev. Ecclus.; also known as the Book of Sirach.)     The longest of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, and the last of the Sapiential writings in the Vulgate of the Old …   Catholic encyclopedia

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