one of Deuterocanonical books

Sirach, by Ben Sira, which is also known as Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, the Wisdom of Ben Sira, or Ecclesiasticus, is a work from the early second century BC, its original version being written in Hebrew. It is part of the Apocrypha or deuterocanonical books.



"All wisdom is from the Lord and with him it remains for ever. The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity- who can count them?" (Opening of first chapter, New Revised Standard Version)

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