Adinolfi Marco ,
Il medico in Sir 38,1-15 ,
Antonianum, 62/2-3 (1987) p. 172-183
Summary — The small poem of Sir 38, 1-15 is the happy outcome of the espousal between the genuine instances of the Jewish faith and the valid acquisitions of the hellenistic culture. The medical doctor deserves confidence and failing to give him due respect will not go without blame. The Creator, himself, has entrusted him with the mission of helping the sick to recover from their illness through the discovery and intelligent use of natural resources. The doctor continues the creative activity of God, to whom definitely belongs the gift of health and its healing.