This original copper-plate engraving from an early 18th Century Bible is a real beauty. It depicts Ben Sira from the Old Testament. It was engraved by the famous German Engraver Engelhardt Nunzer and published in 1701. It shows Ben Sira in great Detail with a feather in his hand.
Ben Sirach - also known as Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira or Jesus Ben Sirach - was a Hellenistic Jewish scribe, sage, and allegorist from Jerusalem. He is the author of the Book of Sirach, also known as the Book of Ecclesiasticus. He wrote his work in Hebrew, possibly in Alexandria, Egypt ca. 180–175 BCE, where he is thought to have established a school.
Provenance: Biblia Sacra Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft / Alten und Neuen Testaments
Author: Casparum Ulenbergium
Engraver: Engelhardt Nunzer
Published : Bamberg, Ziegern & Lehmann, 1701
Paper Size: circa 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Condition : In good antique condition with a Beautiful Age Patina - PLEASE SEE PICTURES
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