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Author of Psalms of Solomon
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A collection of 18 psalms ascribed to Solomon. They seem to reflect the pain and hope of a group of devout Jews in Jerusalem near the time of the first Roman invasion (63 bc) and seem to have been used in liturgical settings. The Psalms of Solomon should be distinguished from the early Christian Odes of Solomon.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Psalms of Solomon
Psalms of Solomon A collection of 18 psalms ascribed to Solomon. They seem to reflect the pain and hope of a group of devout Jews in Jerusalem near the time of the first Roman invasion (63 bc) and seem to have been used in liturgical settings. The Psalms of Solomon should be distinguished from the early
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Solomon, Psalms of
SOLOMON, PSALMS OF. A collection of 18 noncanonical psalms from the 1st century b.c.e. which are preserved in Greek and Syriac. The title of the collection is a curious one, since there is nothing in any of the psalms to link them to Solomon.Although a Greek original for the Psalms has been suggested
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Solomon, Psalms Of
Solomon, Psalms ofThe most important noncanonical psalter. Reflecting the turmoil of political and religious events in the immediate pre-Christian century when Roman armies first occupied Palestine, it provides the most detailed expectation of the Jewish messiah before the NT.The period between 65
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Solomon, Psalms of (Writing)
Solomon, Psalms of. †A collection of eighteen poems in the style of the biblical Psalms, reckoned as part of the Pseudepigrapha (though named in some lists of the Apocrypha). The Psalms of Solomon were written by a group of Jews in Jerusalem as a response to the Roman defeat of Jerusalem in the first
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Psalms of Solomon
PSALMS OF SOLOMONComposed in Hebrew in the first century b.c., these Jewish poems have been assembled into a collection of eighteen so-called psalms. Today they are available only in Greek and Syriac translations. If 1 Baruch 5:5–8 is dependent on Psalms of Solomon 11:2–5 the Greek version must have
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Solomon, Psalms of
Solomon, Psalms of. Mention of this Jewish *pseudepigraphical collection of 18 Psalms occurs after the list of OT and NT Books in the catalogue at the beginning of *Codex Alexandrinus (A), as well as in later lists of canonical Books, but the Psalms had little influence on early Christian literature.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Psalms of Solomon
Psalms of SolomonPsalms of Solomon, a group of eighteen pseudepigraphical psalms, extant only in Greek and Syriac but possibly composed originally in Hebrew. According to the commonly accepted view, the psalms were compiled around the middle of the first century b.c. The political allusions in them
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
8. The Psalter of Solomon
8. The Psalter of Solomon.—The Psalter of Solomon is placed in the Stichometry of Nicephorus among the Antilegomena of the OT, and not among the Apocrypha; so also in pseudo-Athanasius’ Synopsis S. Scripturæ. It is a collection of lyrics, each one independent of every other. Only the last two of these
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Psalms of Solomon
Psalms of Solomon. A pseudepigraphic collection (see Pseudepigrapha) of eighteen psalms patterned after the canonical Psalter and ascribed to King Solomon. The work now exists in Greek and Syriac mss that are apparently translations of a lost Hebrew original.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
3. Psalms of Solomon and Parables of Enoch
3. Psalms of Solomon and Parables of EnochIn Second Temple Judaism, as in other historical contexts of colonization and oppression, eschatological discourses and apocalyptic writings primarily functioned as forms of political resistance. This is especially true for the Psalms of Solomon (see SOLOMON,
SOLOMON, PSALMS OF
SOLOMON, PSALMS OF. The Psalms of Solomon, the most important ancient Jewish psalmody after the biblical Psalter, is a collection of eighteen psalms of lament, wisdom, prayer, and thanksgiving.A. IntroductionB. The Textual Evidence and the Languages of TransmissionC. AuthorshipD. Location and Setting
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