Name: Ben Sira, Simeon ben Jesus
Alternate Name: Ecclesiasticus
Born: 2nd century B.C.E.
Major Work: The Wisdom of Ben Sira, a work of the Apocrypha, and its most famous book on the legends and myths of the period
Biography: He was a younger contemporary of the High Priest known as Simon the Just. His book of wisdom is mostly the poetry and wisdom of maxims, similar to the Book of Proverbs.