I Cried to the Lord: A Study of the Psalms of Solomon's Historical Background and Social Setting

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I Cried to the Lord: A Study of the Psalms of Solomon's Historical Background and Social Setting

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This study examines the date of composition, the social setting, the provenance, and the religious affiliation of the eighteen Greek poems known as the Psalms of Solomon, a Palestinian Jewish pseudepigraphon from the first century B.C.E. The book is divided into two major historical units: Pompeian and pre-Pompeian era Psalms of Solomon. A separate chapter examines the remaining Psalms of which the precise historical backgrounds are uncertain. All chapters include a translation of the psalm under examination, textual notes, and a discussion of all the characters mentioned in the text. The book explores the Psalms of Solomon's use of poetry to document Pompey's 63 B.C.E. conquest of Jerusalem through a comparison with contemporary classical texts, Dead Sea Scrolls, and archaeology. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Psalms of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc; Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D;

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Book

ISBN

9789004136144

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Brill

City

Leiden

Department

Department of History

Object Description

272 p. ; 24 cm

Language

EN

I Cried to the Lord: A Study of the Psalms of Solomon's Historical Background and Social Setting

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