Is there an authoritative translation into English of the works of Ben Sira (his wisdom, his alphabet)?

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    Are you looking for the traditional Latin/English/Christian version, or one that is translated from the recently rediscovered Hebrew?
    – Double AA
    Oct 18, 2012 at 0:52

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There's a version online here. It seems that they have a few different translations from the drop-down menu (the one on display is KJV).

  • If one's looking for Christian translations, he should note that it's also called "Ecclesiasticus".
    – msh210
    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:32
  • @msh210 Are you saying I shouldn't have given a Christian translation because if the questioner wanted it he would have asked for "Ecclesiasticus"? "Ben Sira" seems to also be the non-Jewish way of referring to it (though I guess the questioner could (?) have asked on Christianity.SE)
    – b a
    Oct 18, 2012 at 1:54
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    I did not mean that, no. I was merely providing a (I hope) helpful pointer for seekers.
    – msh210
    Oct 18, 2012 at 14:35

I believe Aaronson Press has a book containing the entire Apocrypha in English.

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