Bibledex – Sirach

Sirach is a beautiful book, timely, inspired, given and often ignored because it was discarded by the Jews after the destruction of the Temple and later still by Christians, first by Melito of Sardis. Yet, it endures to give us ancient wisdom for a modern world. While others simply only to regulate it as ‘Apocrypha’ it is by far more valuable than most of the self-help books on the shelves today. Further, it was used in early debates and should be used today for Christology.


Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

3 thoughts on “Bibledex – Sirach

  1. Amen Joel to all that you have written.Gratitude for the video too. Sirach is indeed a beautiful blessed treasure!

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