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Man’s Wrath in the Book of Sirach

Author(s): Andrzej Piwowar
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Semantics, Theory of Literature
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: wrath; man’s wrath; the Book of Sirach;

Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes an analysis of the statements concerning man’s wrath found in the Book of Sirach. The first part of the article is a synthetic overview of the teachings of the sapiential books concerning this issue. Subsequently, the semantic field of wrath in the Book of Sirach is analyzed (namely the words derived from the roots ὀργ, θυμ and μηνι), with special attention paid to the etymology of specific words expressing wrath (nouns, verbs and adjectives). Further, the article focuses on reasons for anger as presented by Sirach, as well as on characters in the text that are prone to wrath. The final section offers a discussion of the consequences of wrath, preventive measures against outbursts of rage, and steps that might be taken to shield oneself from the wrath of others.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 93-127
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: Polish