An illustration showing Henry from the Valor Ecclesiasticus
, a valuation of the Church of England and Wales which dates from 1535 and, right, Henry VIII's signature on state papers.
If nevertheless they remain unsuccessful, the actor ecclesiasticus
has to proceed to the final step in the evangelical precept, that is the Dic Ecclesiae, which consists once more of two elements: the publica correptio and the publica denuntiatio.
39) Medical references in the Bible could be interpreted in a spiritual light, the most famous example being the verses from Ecclesiasticus
38:1-15 that begin: 'Honour the physician for the need thou hast of him: for the most High hath created him'.
A passage from the Ecclesiasticus
(34:9), the book of the Bible also known as Sirach, which in the Vulgate is rather bland ("Vir in multis expertus cogitabit multa"), is sometimes translated as "A man that hath travelled knoweth many things.
One of the first salacious charges against her occurred in the second century, BCE in Ecclesiasticus
, or the Wisdom of Ben Sira who associated Eve with sin and death.
So said Ecclesiasticus
to the Hebrews thousands of years ago.
Blasien's De statutis ecclesiasticus
sobrie legendis and Master Onulf of Speyer's Colores rhetorici:
Actually the wrongs of both Saturn and Jupiter are explained through a citation from Ecclesiasticus
14:4: "Qui acervat ex animo iniuste congregat aliis, & in bonis ipsius alius luxuriabitur" [He who gathers together by wronging his own soul, gathers for others; and another will squander away his goods in rioting] (De formis, 7; trans.
This is quite plainly stated in the Book of Ecclesiasticus
, in this way: "Good is set against evil, and life against death: so is the sinner against the godly.
Sometime before 180 BC, the book known as Ecclesiasticus
, or the Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach (10:12), included the warning: "The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker.
Vain hopes delude the senseless," we learn from Ecclesiasticus
, "and dreams give wings to a fool's fancy.
On the last-quoted passage from Ecclesiasticus
("Sirach" in the ordinary seventeenth-century Dutch citation form), see Viner, supra note 12, at 36.