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I הלותב םע ןל ןמאנ ןכ (Ben Sira 20,4; 30,20) Meaning and Transmission

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This chapter deals with a passage in Ben Sira whose meaning and transmission are rather complicated. In a string of sayings on the good life (Ben Sira 30,10-31,11), one paragraph appears that deals with the incapability to enjoy the good, 30,18- 20 (Ms B). In Ms B from the Geniza a photocopy is appended at the end of the article the copyist lost an entire passage, and copied on the right hand margins, marking the place of the insertion by a circellus in between the first and second lines. The Tosefta testifies that in ancient Judah the young couple shared the bridal room with others whose task it was to verify the claim of virginity. The Akkadian literature attests intimate relations between the bride and the susappinu in the bridal room.

Keywords: Akkadian literature; Ben Sira; Geniza; Judah; Tosefta



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