Date: 700 C.E.

A small book called the Alphabet of Ben Sira is ascribed to Jesus the son of Sira, who is known through his book, which collects folk proverbs and wisdom sayings under the name The Wisdom of Ben Sira and is considered among the Apocrypha. The Alphabet is apparently the work of a late author who pored over the book of Ben Sira and selected from it several sayings and several other things that were said in his name in the Aramaic language, which was then the common language among the masses, and organized them alphabetically as a mnemonic aid.