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Is there something in Sirach that caused it to be considered Apocrypha?

William Whitaker's Disputations on Holy Scripture is a classic Reformation-era work that goes into great depth regarding the reasons that the apocrypha were rejected. He deals with Sirach (...
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What is the Catholic interpretation of Sirach 42:14?

The Douay Challoner version renders Ecclesiasticus 42:14 as: For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach. The Catholic Haydock ...
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How can Wisdom be Jesus if Wisdom was created?

I actually read an article recently that mentions in passing this concept (that Wisdom is Jesus.) The article first speaks of the Greek Concept of Logos and mentions, “Beginning at least as early ...
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Which wisdom books are advice of a father to his son?

All the wisdom literature (even if only Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) explicitly address "my son") is father-son instruction; it is divided insofar as words work in a twofold ...
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How can Wisdom be Jesus if Wisdom was created?

The answer is in the fact that Proverbs is writing of wisdom using personification. It is only because of this that it is applied to a person, namely the Son of God. The author of Proverbs is using ...
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Is there something in Sirach that caused it to be considered Apocrypha?

BACKGROUND First, it is true that the Jewish canon at the time around Christ excluded the Book of Sirach. The reason for the exclusion was simple. It was written during the time when the prophetic ...
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Is there something in Sirach that caused it to be considered Apocrypha?

Sirach 2:1 (1611 KJV) My sonne, if thou come to serue the Lorde, prepare thy soule for temptation. Despite being tagged as "apocryphal", I don't think there was widespread condemnation by some ...
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What is the Catholic interpretation of Sirach 42:14?

The NABRE comments on the section are: The concluding statements (vv. 13–14) show the limitations of Ben Sira’s perspective in the male-oriented society of his day. http://www.usccb.org/bible/sirach/...
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Why would Catholics believe that being kind to one's father will bring reparation for sins?

Consider this passage from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25 (as usual, emphasis is mine): 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom ...
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