Presentation on theme: "Psalms of Solomon 18 poems in the style of the biblical Psalms. Solomon is never even mentioned in these texts. Generally classified as Pseudepigrapha."— Presentation transcript:
Psalms of Solomon 18 poems in the style of the biblical Psalms. Solomon is never even mentioned in these texts. Generally classified as Pseudepigrapha but since they are in the LXX some consider them Apocrypha Written by Jerusalem Jews in response to the Roman defeat of Jerusalem 63 B.C.
Psalms of Solomon Seen as Divine punishment: Pss. Sol ; 8:19-21; 17:11-14 These songs hope for a Davidic messiah is expected. Authorship: Pharisees (or less likely, Essenes). Extant in Greek and Syriac but were probably composed in Hebrew. Available online: sSolTex.htm
Wisdom of Solomon 2nd cen C.E. St. Melito (2nd century a.d.) said it was considered canonical by Jews and Christian. Not the same as the apocryphal book Wisdom of Sirach Written in Greek but styled after Hebrew poetry. Attributed to Solomon: 9:7-8, “Thou hast chosen me to be a king of thy people …Thou hast commanded me to build a temple upon thy holy mount...”
Wisdom of Solomon classical middle-Platonism as well as ethical Stoicism. Wisdom 2 reflects the passion narrative of Jesus in the language of Isaiah 53. 9:18-19:22 breaks away from the earlier text and appears to be a Passover Haggadah. Available online: html
The Odes of Solomon 42 Hymns Ascribed to Solomon c. 100 c.e., probably in Syriac, survives also in Greek and Coptic Strong Christian influence Available online: Sometimes they are found with the collection of Psalms of Solomon All end : Hallelujah