Re: The Lion Passage
- The lion is considered akin to Satan in the book of Sirach, regarded as
cannonical only by the Roman Catholic church. eg
SIRACH 21:2 Flee from sin as from a serpent that will bite you if you go
near it. Its teeth are lion's teeth, destroying the souls of men.
There are other examples. It is clear that Jesus was familiar with this book
as he quotes from it.
SIRACH 18:33 Become not a glutton and a winebibber with nothing in your
Sorry to intrude on you fine scholars, however you may not be familiar with
Te Horo by the Sea
- Thanks Brain!
I seemed to have missed that one!
In the Revised English Bible "Sirarch" is called "Ecclesiasticus".
"A serpent" with "lion's teeth" is certainly a close match
to The Apocryphon of John's
"a lion-faced serpent called Yaltabaoth"
--- In gthomas@y..., "Brian Turner" <b.turner@a...> wrote:
> SIRACH 21:2 Flee from sin as from a serpent that will bite you if
> near it. Its teeth are lion's teeth, destroying the souls of men.
> Brian Turner
> Te Horo by the Sea