La riforma di Giosia nell’ottica di Ben Sira. Ideologia e storia in Sir 49,2a

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Josiah's reform from Ben Sira's perspective. Ideology and history in Sir 49,2a

Giancarlo Toloni

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Abstract

In Ben Sira’s "laus patrum" the mention of Josiah (49:1-3) is a short hagiographic hymn. Only the Hebrew text of Cairo Geniza MSS lets understand the real difficulties in putting into practice his reform; instead the LXX and the Vulgate describe Josiah as a pious re-organizer of orthodoxy. Also Syriac and Arabic Versions emphasize the positive valuation of his action, doing of this a work wanted and directed by YHWH. So, an ideological re-reading revised Josiah’s work, that appears only through the Hebrew of Geniza MSS.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Josiah's reform from Ben Sira's perspective. Ideology and history in Sir 49,2a
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)257-276
Number of pages20
JournalRIVISTA BIBLICA
Volume47
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Josiah, Cairo Geniza MSS, other worships, reform, pious king, orthodoxy, ideological re-reading, hagiography

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