Sirach—A Traditional Approach to Wisdom
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Biblical Wisdom Literature
Taught by Professor Joseph Koterski, S.J. | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The longest of the Bible's wisdom books, Sirach (also called Ecclesiasticus) portrays suffering as a way to test character and teach moral lessons. Here, preview the book's structure and consider its place within the variety of traditions that have held these writings sacred.