One of the books of the Deuterocanonical Books. This title is given in the Latin version to the book which is called in the Septuagint THE WISDOM OF JESUS THE SON OF SIRACH. The word designates the character of the writing, as publicly used in the services of the Church.
* See: Full text of The Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), along with Arabic version سفر يسوع ابن سيراخ (الجامعة), in addition to and introduction about the authenticity of the Deuterocanonical Books, and the view of the righteous Orthodox Church, and the falsified Protestant view.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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