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This quantity includes 15 contributions provided at a symposium at the Hebrew of the useless Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on may perhaps 29 and 30, 2006. The papers handle linguistic and philological concerns.

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On the original vocalization in the manuscript, see Z. ), The Book of Ben Sira: Text, Concordance and an Analysis of the Vocabulary (Jerusalem, 1973), 5. 6 Translations of Ben Sira are based on Di Lella’s commentary (P. W. Skehan and A. A. Di Lella, The Wisdom of Ben Sira, Anchor Bible (New York, 1987), but modiÀed silently where appropriate to my understanding of the text. 18 HAIM DIHI 3. The root ɧ"ɦɩ occurs once in Ben Sira in the hiÀl, with the meaning “cause pain”: 4:1 [A] ɿɺɶ ɾɴɫ ɯɶɚɸ ɿɺɶ ɧɯɦɩʀ ɲɦɫ ɯɶɸ ɯɯɭɲ ɨɸɲʀ ɲɦ ɯɶɧ My son, do not mock the poor person’s life, or wear out the expectations of an embittered spirit.

This would refer to a woman who behaves like a fool or pretends to be one. Qimron,14 too, rejects Yadin’s reconstruction, noting that there is not enough room on the line for all the words proposed by Yadin. He adds that Yadin’s reconstruction is unacceptable if we compare it with the text of Manuscript B. He suggests Àlling in the lacuna with ɳʀɫɭ ʀɿ(ɺɮ ɪɿɦ ɲɸ). According to Qimron, the form ʀɿɺɮ is preferable to ɪɿɺɮ, found in the margin of Manuscript B, whose origin is evidently a scribal error or a misreading of the word ʀɿɺɮ.

Some of the less signiÀcant innovations are also found in early Midrashim: ʀɾɨɾɨ two occurrences in early Midrashim (Vayiqra Rabbah and Qoheleth Rabbah) and one in a later Midrash (Shemot Rabbah); ɹɱɪ Babylonian Talmud; ɰɯɾɸɪ two occurrences in early Midrashim (Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana and Avot de-Rabbi Nathan), and one in a later Midrash (Tanhuma); ɳɱɭɶ Midrash Heikhalot. Later texts 1. Of the major innovations, we Ànd only three instances of the noun ʀɫɲɩ in later Midrashim: Midrash Agur, Midrash Mishlei and Midrash Judith, as compared to 65 occurrences in earlier texts.

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