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The Book of Sirach Wisdom of Jesus - one of the disputed books of the Old Testament. Written in the beginning of II century BC. Oe. It is widely used in the Jewish world. The Book of Sirach had a significant impact on the Old Testament and New Testament literature. For example, despite the fact that the New Testament it is nowhere explicitly cited in the order of forty New Testament texts similar to the Sirah is very large. Especially a lot of parallels in the book of James, who clearly knew very well Siraha and inspired them. The book had a profound influence on early Christian literature (the Didache, Shepherd of Germany, the Epistle of Barnabas). It is also frequently quoted the Church Fathers. Undivided Church believed the Greek translation of Sirach part of Scripture. But in the XVI century, Martin Luther to move this and several other books written in Greek, called them apocrypha, as a special section, located between the Old and New Testaments. Since then, many Protestant editions have come out at all without these books. Catholic and Orthodox churches have never doubted the divine inspiration of Wisdom of Sirach. The Book of Sirach continuing series of books of wisdom (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes). It contains a large number of everyday instruction in various areas of life: family, social life, court, marriage, parenting, poverty and wealth, labor, servants and slaves, friends and enemies, work and rest, joy and sorrow, life and death. But wisdom is not simply the accumulation of skills and knowledge but the desire to ensure that the move by God, not by untruth. Wisdom can be attained only by those who fear God and are His ways, keeping His commandments. God - the guarantor of the moral order in human life, society and the entire universe.

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