Psalms of Solomon


Psalms of Solomon
Eighteen psalms not included in the canon and only known in Greek and Syriac translations, composed in the middle of the 1st cent. BCE. They speak of a Messianic king, Son of David, who will be God's instrument in the establishment of his kingdom on earth through the destruction of God's enemies.

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  • Psalms of Solomon —     Psalms of Solomon     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Psalms of Solomon     Eighteen apocryphal psalms, extant in Greek, probably translated from a Hebrew, or an Aramaic original, commonly assigned to the first century B.C. They contain little of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Psalms of Solomon — One of the Pseudepigrapha,Harris, Stephen L., Understanding the Bible. Palo Alto: Mayfield. 1985.] the Psalms of Solomon is a group of eighteen psalms (religious songs or poems) that are not part of any scriptural canon. They are distinct from,… …   Wikipedia

  • SOLOMON, ODES OF — SOLOMON, ODES OF, a collection of early Christian poems of the first century C.E. which might have some bearing on Jewish sectarian literature. The poems were discovered by   J. Rendel Harris, who published them (1909) and gave them the name Odes …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Solomon, Psalms of — ▪ biblical literature       a pseudepigraphal work (not in any biblical canon) comprising 18 psalms that were originally written in Hebrew, although only Greek and Syriac translations survive. Like the canonical Psalms, the Psalms of Solomon… …   Universalium

  • Solomon — in Arabic, which is transliterated in English variously as Sulayman, Suleiman, Sulaimaan etc. The Qur an refers to Sulayman as the son of David (Arabic: Dawud), as a prophet and as a great ruler imparted by God with tremendous wisdom, favor, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon — /sol euh meuhn/, n. 1. fl. 10th century B.C., king of Israel (son of David). 2. an extraordinarily wise man; a sage. 3. a male given name. * * * I flourished 10th century BC Son and successor of David. Nearly all that is known about him comes… …   Universalium

  • Solomon's knot — Not to be confused with Sigillum Solomonis, a name for the Polygonatum genus. Basic Solomon s knot …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon — (10th century B.C.E.)    Legendary king of the Israelites, son of David, builder of the Temple of Jerusalem, and commander of an army of DEMONs or DJINN. The actual existence of Solomon and his father, David, remains unproved, but they are among… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • PSALMS, BOOK OF — This article is arranged according to the following outline: < <title> > place in the canon number of psalms verse division division into books composition of the psalter date of the psalter ascription to david types of psalms psalms… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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