[b-hebrew] The Biblical politics of masculine and feminine

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Fri Nov 17 15:10:13 EST 2006

On 17/11/2006 17:42, Ethel Jean (Kowan) Saltz wrote:
> ...
> I KNOW with my own eyes how ancient Greek Jews thought because of the
> treatment of women in Ecclesiasticus Chapters 25 (last verses) and
> 26(beginning verses). ...

Some further thoughts about this: It took a lot of searching, but I did 
eventually find the Hebrew text of Sirach online, at 
But unfortunately 25:25,26 seem to be missing, at least from the text 
used to prepare this. 25:24 apparently reads M)$H TXLT (WN WBGLLH GW(NW 
YXD, understood by the translator into Greek as ἀπὸ γυναικὸς ἀρχὴ 
ἁμαρτίας καὶ δι᾽ αὐτὴν ἀποθνῄσκομεν πάντες, literally "From woman 
beginning of sin, and through her we die all".

Peter Kirk
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