That the earliest followers of Jesus wrote poetry, hymns, and odes is evident already in the New Testament. This volume is a translation of The Odes of Solomon, a collection of early Christian hymns or odes; some are obvio
James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director and Editor of the PTS Dead Sea Scrolls Project. He is author of numerous works, including The Historical Jesus, Resurrection, Authentic Apocrypha, and Jesus Within Judaism. His many edited volumes include The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (2 volumes), Jesus and Hillel, and Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Abbreviations Preface Introduction 1. My Wreathed-Crown 2. [Lost] 3. The Beloved 4. God's Sanctuary 5. Praising the Lord for Grace and Salvation 6. Praising His Holy Spirit 7. The Course of Joy 8. Fruits of the Lord 9. The Wreathed-Crown of the True Covenant 10. The Fruit of the Lord's Peace 11. The Lord's Paradise 12. The Ineffable Word 13. The Lord Is Our Mirror 14. The Odes of Your Truth 15. The Lord Is My Sun 16. My Work Is the Lord's Psalm 17. My Wreathed-Crown Is Living 18. The Love of the Most High 19. The Cup of Milk 20. A Wreathed-Crown from His Tree 21. The Lord's Grace 22. The Holy Ones' Dwelling Place 23. Joy Is for the Elect Ones 24. Our Lord Messiah 25. My Helper 26. The Odists Stand in Serenity 27. The Upright Cross 28. Immortal Life Embraced Me 29. The Lord Is My Hope 30. The Lord's Living Spring 31. Immortal Life 32. Joy from the Heart 33. The Perfect Virgin Is Judge 34. The Simple Heart 35. The Lord's Dew 36. The Lord's High Place 37. The Lips of my Heart 38. The Light of Truth 39. The Lord's Power 40. The Lord's Odes of Immortality 41. Our Hearts Meditate in His Love 42. The Righteous One: Our Savior Index of Ancient Sources