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Ben Sira: Quiz


Question 1: In the Greek text, the author is called "Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem." (l.27) "Jesus" is the Anglicized form of the Greek name Ιησους, the equivalent of ________ Yeshua` and older Masoretic Hebrew Yehoshua`.
Biblical HebrewSamaritan Hebrew languageMishnaic HebrewHebrew language

Question 2: The calumnies to which he was exposed in the presence of a certain king, supposed to be one of the ________, are mentioned only in the Greek version, being ignored both in the Syriac and in the Hebrew text.
Cleopatra VIIPtolemaic dynastyPtolemy I SoterPtolemaic Kingdom

Question 3: Ben Sirah, a Jew who had been living in Jerusalem, may have authored the work in ________, Egypt circa 180175 BC, where he is thought to have established a school.
AlexandriaGreeceAlexander the GreatAncient Greece

Question 4: Jesus ben Sira, Ben Sira, was the author of the deuterocanonical book ________.
Old TestamentDeuterocanonical booksSirachPsalms

Question 5: he speaks of the perils of all sorts from which God had delivered him, although this is probably only a poetic theme in imitation of the ________.
PsalmsPsalm 151Psalms 152–155Epistle

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