[b-hebrew] Ben Sira's Spelling

Peter Kirk 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.

Peter Kirk
E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
Blog:    http://speakertruth.blogspot.com/
Website: http://www.qaya.org/

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list