[ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuh s]


a book of the Apocrypha. Abbreviation: Ecclus.

Also called Wisdom of Jesus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ecclesiasticus

Historical Examples of ecclesiasticus

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiasticus



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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