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("lawless")279 as well, but these two do not appear with nearly the frequency found in Sirach. A check of possible Greek translations of enemy designations belonging to the

fwr–group yields several other terms which most naturally

occur in the same contexts. These include the "unrighteous" (adikoj)280 those who "trivialize another's labors"

(aqetountwn touj po nouj autou),281 badness" (kakia),282 "accursed race" ( sperma . . . kathramenon)283 "evil" (ponhria)284 and "lying mouth" stoma . . . katayeudomenoj).285 These members of the

fwr-group issue in three categories or understandings of

the "wicked." The most obvious understanding of these folk is that their wickedness, is a moral and religious stance. They are

279 17:2; cf. also ek . . . anomwn . . . teknwn in 4:6; anomhmatwn, in 1:9; anomia in 5:23 and paranomoj in 3:16. 3:19; 4:16; 10:3; 12:12; 14:31; 16:24; cf.,also adikia in 1:5; fqeggemenoj adikia in 1:8 and adikou ghj in 16:19. 5:1. 2:21; 4:11; 5:13; 7:30; 12:2; 16:14; cf. also kak'o5- in 15:6; 16:8; kakopragia in 5:23 and kakotexnon yuxhn in 1:4. 12:11. 4:6, 14; 10:7; 17:11. 1:11. 280 281 282 283 284 285

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