Faculty Member and honors student launch Ben Sira website

ben sira websiteProf. Gary Rendsburg and Jacob Binstein, a senior honors student in Jewish Studies, have launched a new website www.bensira.org. The website brings together into a single platform the ancient and medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the book of Ben Sira (c. 180 B.C.E.). The documents were found at Qumran, Masada, and the Cairo Geniza, and are housed in diverse locations, including Cambridge, Oxford, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, but are presented here, with digital high-resolution images, in convenient user-friendly format for the scholar and student alike.