[b-hebrew] Ben Sira's Spelling

davidfentonism at aim.com davidfentonism at aim.com
Sat Nov 18 21:17:30 EST 2006

Hey, on an even more famous note, Jesus' real name is Yeshua.
 -----Original Message-----
 From: uhurwitz at yahoo.com
 To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
 Sent: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 6:03 PM
 Subject: [b-hebrew] Ben Sira's Spelling
    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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