[b-hebrew] Ben Sira's Spelling
peter at qaya.org
Sun Nov 19 10:54:15 EST 2006
On 18/11/2006 23:03, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
> The conventional Heb. spelling is with an Alef at the end:
> Ben Sira.
Thank you. I see from 50:27 that the Greek text has Ἰησοῦς υἱὸς Σιραχ
Ελεαζαρ [IHSOUS hUIOS SIRAC ELEAZAR] "Joshua [or Jesus] son of Sirach
Eleazar" for the name but, according to in
the Hebrew form is apparently שמעון בן אלעזר בן סירא [&M(WN BN )L(ZR BN
SYR)] "Simeon son of Eleazar son of Sira". The difference between
"Joshua" and "Simeon" is interesting. The unusual rendering of Hebrew
aleph as Greek chi suggests something more than transliteration
happening also with this name.
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