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Unformatted text preview: In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe; but even with his disease, he did not turn to YHWH, but rather to the physicians. Ben Sira chapter 50 (c. 180 B.C.E.) (translation of Patrick Skehan) 27. Training in wise conduct, and smooth-running proverbs, have been written in this book of Yeshua ben Eleazar ben Sira who poured them out from his understanding heart. 28. Happy the one who reflects on these, wise will he be who takes them to heart. 29. If he carries them out, he will be equal to any challenge, for the fear of YHWH will provide him with depth. One Hebrew manuscript includes the subscription (that is, at the end of the work): the wisdom of Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eleazar ben Sira...
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