Theology

Essays on the Psalms of Solomon

Its Cultural Background, Significance, and Interpretation
Edited by Kenneth Atkinson, Patrick Pouchelle, and Felix Albrecht

[Essays über die Psalmen Salomos. Ihr kultureller Hintergrund, ihre Bedeutung und Auslegung.]

2023. VII, 195 pages.

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This volume deals with the Psalms of Solomon, a collection of 18 psalms from the Second Temple period. Eleven articles in English and French provide new insights into the context, style, and reception history of these psalms, making this book an indispensable resource for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of this fascinating parabiblical text.
The Psalms of Solomon, a collection of 18 Jewish psalms from the Second Temple period, have long been a fascinating topic for scholarship. In this volume, leading scholars from a range of disciplines offer new insights into the cultural background, literary form, theological themes, and reception history of the Psalms of Solomon. The essays address a range of topics, including the origin of the text in Palestinian Judaism, the temple in the Psalms of Solomon, and the question of its canonical status.
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Felix Albrecht: The Psalms of Solomon as a Witness of Palestinian Judaism – Mika S. Pajunen: The Psalms of Solomon in the Context of Late Second Temple Period Psalms – Vasile Babota: The Temple in the Psalms of Solomon – Julia Rath: Exile and Diaspora in the Psalms of Solomon – Nathan C. Johnson: Is the Messiah in Psalm of Solomon 17 Militant or Not? The Debate and a Proposed Rapprochement – Jason M. Zurawski: Solomonic Paideia: Divine Pedagogy in the Psalms of Solomon and the Book of Wisdom – František Ábel: The Question of the Eschatological Participation of the Gentiles in the Psalms of Solomon 17 and Romans 11- Marc Rastoin: PsSal 16,4 et Ac 26,14 ou l'aiguillon de l'héllenisme – Patrick Pouchelle: The First Greek Quotation of the Psalms of Solomon Ever Found and Its Importance for the History of the Reception of This Text – Gilles Dorival: L'appartenance des Psaumes de Salomon au canon biblique – Kenneth Atkinson: The Transmission History and Reception of the Psalms of Solomon
Authors/Editors

Kenneth Atkinson Born 1960; 1999 PhD; 1999–2011 Associate Professor of Religion; Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1915-5056

Patrick Pouchelle Born 1973; 2013 PhD; Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Centre Sèvres in Paris.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4817-1397

Felix Albrecht Geboren 1981; 2017 Promotion; Arbeitsstellenleiter des Langzeitvorhabens »Die Editio critica maior des griechischen Psalters« an der Niedersächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2511-6475

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