The apocryphal text dubbed "Eccleasiaticus" (also known as The Book of Sirach) is purported to be written by a man by the name of Ben Sira or Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures called the Septuagint did include Ecclesiasticus, making it popular among Greek-speaking Jews in Egypt. Sirah (the turning), The well of, from which Abner was recalled by Joab to his death at Hebron. Other scholars add "The Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach" or "Wisdom of Ben (son of) Sirach." xii. (2 Samuel 3:26) only.It was apparently on the northern road from Hebron. In turn it could also mean that Jesus adhered to what Ben Sirach, in addition to Proverbs, taught about Wisdom being by Yahweh’s side in the beginning. The last book of the Apocrypha is known by many names. Although it was not accepted into the Hebrew Bible and the original version is lost, its Greek translation is found in the Septuagint. (Sirach) xlvi. Some commentaries refer to it as "Sira," which is the Hebrew family name of the author. Question: "What is the book of Sirach?" The Book of Sirach, also known as Ecclesiasticus, is part of the Wisdom Literature of the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate Bible.While originally written in Hebrew, the Book was read only through its Greek translation, known as Σειρὰχ.The Book was not included in the Hebrew Masoretic Text as part of the Hebrew Canon of the Old Testament. Jerome was acquainted with the Hebrew text, which was used up to the Middle Ages. 3 as compared with Ecclus. I was looking into the meaning of the name of Sirach but could not find anything. There is a spring and reservoir on the western side of the ancient northern road, about one mile out of Hebron, which is called Ain Sara. No more conclusive proof could be found, were any necessary, of the fidelity of the Hebrew version than its frequent agreement, in citations from the Bible, with the text on which the Septuagint is based rather than with the Masorah, as in the case of I Sam. In Greek, the family name is "Sirach." "Ecclesiasticus is a religious work, written in Hebrew in the second century BCE by the Jewish scribe Jesus ben Sirach. Answer: The book of Sirach is part of what is considered the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical scripture and appears in the Old Testament of Catholic Bible. THE BOOK OF SIRACH OR BEN SIRA. Except for some Episcopal or Lutheran Bibles, Sirach and other books of the Apocrypha do not appear in Protestant Bibles. 19, or Isa. Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus, is found in the Catholic Bible and the Orthodox Bible. In the eleventh century the Hebrew disappeared and could not be used again until about two-thirds of it was discovered in an old synagogue in Cairo in 1896. The Protestants excluded it because no Hebrew version was found and it was considered a product of Greek culture. xxxviii. Sirach was originally written in Hebrew, as the Greek translator says in the prologue. The Hebrew canon or collection of books did not include Ecclesiasticus / the Wisdom of Sirach. It is considered one of the “wisdom” books. Indeed, its full form would naturally lead one to regard it as a direct rendering of the Hebrew heading: Hokhmath Yeshua ben Sira, were it not that St. Jerome, in his prologue to the Solomonic writings, states that the Hebrew title of Ecclesiasticus was "Mishle" (Parabolae) of Jesus of Sirach. 17 with Ecclus.