[b-hebrew] Ben Sira's Spelling

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 18 18:03:07 EST 2006

  The conventional Heb. spelling is with an Alef at the end:
   Ben Sira.
    Conventional spelling of names does not neccessarily reflect
  historical usage. For instance, the the famous Bar Kokhba's name was
   actually Bar Koziba.

  By the way, the guy's name was Sirach or Ben Sirach, so why do people 
drop the final "ch"?

Peter Kirk

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