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Ecclesiasticus

[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh s] /ɪˌkli ziˈæs tɪ kəs/
noun
1.
a book of the Apocrypha.
Abbreviation: Ecclus.
Also called Wisdom of Jesus.
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  • And in Ecclesiasticus, "Who will pity the enchanter that has been bitten by the serpent?"

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • The words of Ecclesiasticus ought to be often read by young people.

    The Young Man's Guide

    William A. Alcott
  • "Pour not out words where there is a musician," says the writer in Ecclesiasticus.

    Spirit and Music H. Ernest Hunt
  • And, as the book of Ecclesiasticus saith, the taverner shall not be freed from sin.

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • Hence in Ecclesiasticus, He who dwells in eternity created all things at once.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The apocryphal book “Ecclesiasticus” is the antidote to Ecclesiastes.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway
  • The book of Ecclesiasticus is an overflowing treasury of wisdom.

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
  • The twenty-fourth chapter of Ecclesiasticus is devoted to the same theme.

    The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • Johnson quotes from Ecclesiasticus, "I have no thank for all my good deed."

  • “Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus are what I like best,” said Eleanor.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
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Ecclesiasticus

/ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəs/
noun
1.
one of the books of the Apocrypha, written around 180 bc and also called the Wisdom of Jesus, the son of Sirach
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