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Archer, L. J. (1990), Her Price is Beyond Rubies: The Jewish Woman in Graeco-Roman Palestine (Sheffield: JSOT).

Baillet, M., Milik, J. T., and de Vaux, R. (1962), Les ‘Petites Grottes’ de Qumrân, DJD 3 (Oxford: Clarendon).

Balch, D. L. (1988), ‘Household Codes’, in D. E. Aune, Greco-Roman Literature and the New Testament (Atlanta: Scholars Press), 25–50.

Beentjes, P. (1997), The Book of Ben Sira in Hebrew (Leiden: Brill).

Begg, C. (1988), ‘Ben Sirach's Non-mention of Ezra’, BN 42:14–18.

Bohlen, R. (1991), Die Ehrung der Eltern bei Ben Sira (Trier: Paulinus).

Box, G. H., and Oesterley, W. O. E. (1913), ‘Sirach’, in R. H. Charles (ed.), The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (Oxford: Clarendon), i. 268–517.

Camp, C. V. (1991), ‘Understanding Patriarchy: Women in Second Century Jerusalem through the Eyes of Ben Sira’. in A.-J. Levine (ed.), Women Like Us: New Perspectives on Women in the Greco-Roman World (Atlanta: Scholars Press), 1–39.

Caquot, A. (1966), ‘Ben Sira et le Messianisme’, Semitica, 16: 43–68.

Collins, J. J. (1995), ‘The Origin of Evil in Apocalyptic Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls’, in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Congress Volume, Paris (Leiden: Brill).

———(1997a), ‘Marriage, Divorce and Family in Second Temple Judaism’. in L. Perdue, J. Blenkinsopp, J. J. Collins, and C. Meyers Families in Ancient Israel (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox), 104–62.

———(1997b), Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox).

Conzelmann, H. (1971), ‘The Mother of Wisdom’, in J. Robinson (ed.), The Future of Our Religious Past (New York: Harper & Row), 230–43.

Corley, K. (1993), Private Women: Public Meals (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson).

Crenshaw, J. L. (1975), ‘The Problem of Theodicy in Sirach: On Human Bondage’, JBL 94: 47–64.

DiLella, A. A. (1966), The Hebrew Text of Sirach: A Text-Critical and Historical Study (The Hague: Mouton).

Elgvin, T. (1994), ‘Admonition Texts from Qumran Cave 4’, in M. O. Wise et al. (eds.), Methods of Investigation of the Qumran Scrolls and the Khirbet Qumran Site (New York: New York Academy of Sciences), 179–94.

García Martínez, F. (1994), The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated (Leiden: Brill).

Gerstenberger, E. S. (1988), Psalms with an Introduction to Cultic Poetry, Forms of Old Testament Literature, 14 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans).

Gilbert, M. (1984), ‘Wisdom Literature’, in M. E. Stone (ed.), Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period (Philadelphia: Fortress), 283–324.

Harrington, D. J. (1994), ‘Wisdom at Qumran’, in E. Ulrich and J. C. VanderKam (eds.), The Community of the Renewed Covenant (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame), 137–52.

Haspecker, J. (1967), Gottesfurcht bei Jesus Sirach (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute).

Hengel, M. (1974), Judaism and Hellenism (2 vols.; Philadelphia: Fortress).

Horst, P. van der (1978), The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides (Leiden: Brill).

———(1991), Ancient Jewish Epitaphs (Kampen: KokPharos).

Jeremias, J. (1967), The Prayers of Jesus (Philadelphia: Fortress).

Kieweler, H.V. (1992), Ben Sira zwischen Judentum und Hellenismus (Frankfurt am Main: Lang).

Koch, K. (1955) ‘Gibt es ein Vergeltungsdogma im Alten Testament?’, ZTK 52: 1–42. ET: ‘Is There a Doctrine of Retribution in the Old Testament?’, in J. L. Crenshaw (ed.), Theodicy in the Old Testament (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1983), 57–87.

Lefkowitz, M. R., and Fant, M. B. (1982), Women's Life in Greece and Rome (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press).

Lee, T. R. (1986), Studies in the Form of Sirach 44–50 (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

Leiman, S. Z. (1976), The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture (Hamden, Conn.: Archon).

Levison, J. (1985), ‘Is Eve to Blame? A Contextual Analysis of Sirach 25:24 ’, CBQ 47: 617–23.

Lewis, N. (1989), The Documents from the Bar-Kokhba Period in the Cave of the Letters (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society).

Long, A. A., and Sedley, D. N. (1987), The Hellenistic Philosophers (2 vols; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Mack, B. L. (1973), Logos und Sophia (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

———(1985), Wisdom and the Hebrew Epic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Marböck, J. (1971), Weisheit im Wandel (Bonn: Hanstein).

Meyers, C. (1988), Discovering Eve (New York: Oxford University Press).

Middendorp, Th. (1973), Die Stellung Jesu Ben Siras zwischen Judentum und Hellenismus (Leiden: Brill).

Moxnes, H. (1993), ‘Honor and Shame’, BTB 23: 167–76.

Muraoka, T. (1979), ‘Sir 51:13–30 : An Erotic Hymn to Wisdom?’, JSJ 10: 166–78.

Ogden, G. S. (1977), ‘The “Better”-Proverb (Tôb-Spruch), Rhetorical Criticism, and Qoheleth’, JBL 96: 489–505.

O'Fearghail, F. (1978), ‘Sir 50, 5–21 : Yom Kippur or The Daily Whole Offering?’, Bib 59: 301–16.

Olyan, S. M. (1987), ‘Ben Sira's Relationship to the Priesthood’, HTR 80: 261–86.

Pautrel, R. (1963), ‘Ben Sira et le stoicisme’, RSR 51: 535–49.

Perdue, L. G. (1977), Wisdom and Cult (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press).

Peters, N. (1913), Das Buch Jesus Sirach oder Ecclesiasticus (Münster: Aschendorff).

Pomykala, K. E. (1995), The Davidic Dynasty Tradition in Early Judaism. Its History and Significance for Messianism (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

Puech, E. (1990), ‘Ben Sira 8:11 et la Résurrection’, in H. W. Attridge et al. (eds.), Of Scribes and Scrolls: Studies on the Hebrew Bible, Intertestamental Judaism and Christian Origins (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America), 81–90.

Rad, G. von (1964), ‘Life and Death in the OT’, TDNT ii. 843–9.

———(1966), ‘Job XXXVIII and Ancient Egyptian Wisdom’, in idem, The Problem of the Hexateuch and Other Essays (New York: McGraw-Hill), 281–91.

———(1972), Wisdom in Israel (Nashville: Abingdon).

Rickenbacher, O. (1973), Weisheitsperikopen bei Ben Sira (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Roth, W. M. (1965), Numerical Sayings in the Old Testament (Leiden: Brill).

———(1980), ‘The Gnomic-Discursive Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sirach’, Semeia, 17: 35–79.

Sanders, J. A. (1965), The Psalms Scroll of Qumran Cave 11 (11Qps a ), DJD 4 (Oxford: Clarendon).

Sanders, J. T. (1983), Ben Sira and Demotic Wisdom (Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press).

Schechter, S. (1890–1), ‘The Quotations from Ecclesiasticus in Rabbinic Literature’, JQR 3: 682–706.

Schechter, S., and Taylor, C. (1899), The Wisdom of Ben Sira: Portions of the Book Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew Manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah Collection Presented to the University of Cambridge by the Editors (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Schnabel, E. J. (1985), Law and Wisdom from Ben Sira to Paul (Tübingen: Mohr).

Schuller, E. M. (1990), ‘4Q372 1: A Text about Joseph’, RevQ 14: 349–76.

Segal, M. H. (1972), Sēper ben Sîrā haššalēm, 2nd edn. (Jerusalem: Bialik).

Sheppard, G. T. (1980), Wisdom as a Hermeneutical Construct (Berlin: de Gruyter).

Skehan, P. W. (1971), ‘The Acrostic Poem in Sirach 51:13–30 ’, HTR 64: 387–400.

Skehan, P. W., and DiLella, A. A. (1987), The Wisdom of Ben Sira, AB 39 (New York: Doubleday).

Smend, R. (1906), Die Weisheit des Jesus Sirach erklärt (Berlin: Reimer).

Smith, D. E., and Taussig, H. (1990), Many Tables: The Eucharist in the New Testament and Liturgy Today (Philadelphia: Trinity).

Snaith, J. G. (1974), Ecclesiasticus or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Stadelmann, H. (1980), Ben Sira als Schriftgelehrter (Tübingen: Mohr).

Strotmann, A. (1991), ‘Mein Vater Bist Du!’ ( Sir 51, 10 ) (Frankfurt am Main: Knecht).

Tcherikover, V. (1970), Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews (New York: Atheneum).

Trenchard, W. C. (1982), Ben Sira's View of Women: A Literary Analysis (Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press).

Urbach, E. E. (1975), The Sages: Their Concepts and Beliefs (2 vols.; Jerusalem: Magnes).

Wischmeyer, O. (1995), Die Kultur des Buches Jesu Sirachs (Berlin: de Gruyter).

Yadin, Y. (1965), The Ben Sira Scroll from Masada (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society).

Ziegler, J. (1965), Sapientia Jesu Filii Sirach (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

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