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The Earliest Christian Hymnbook: The Odes of Solomon

, 2009
ISBN: 9781606086469
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That the earliest followers of Jesus wrote poetry and hymns is evident in the New Testament. In this volume, James H. Charlesworth examines and translates the Odes of Solomon—a collection of early Christian hymns. Some are obviously Christian, while others are perhaps Jewish. The beauty of these poems is a tribute to the depth of spirituality in early Christian communities, many of which were formerly Jewish. Charlesworth offers an inviting introduction and translation of these hymns that is both engaging and true to the original languages. An index of ancient sources also provides readers with access to a wide range of references.

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For more resources from James H. Charlesworth on early Christianity, check out The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized.

  • Explores the spirituality and liturgy of the earliest Christian communities
  • Provides a translation of the Odes of Solomon
  • Includes an index of ancient sources with a wide range of references
Eminent scholar James Charlesworth has provided a stunning translation of the poetic second-century Odes of Solomon. . . . The attractively designed publication is fine for scholars, wonderful for believers.

Gail Ramshaw, former president, North American Academy of Liturgy

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic interests include the Dead Sea Scrolls, apocryphal works, the historical Jesus, the Gospel of John, and the Revelation of John. He teaches courses on the relationship between the Jesus traditions in the Gospels and the theologies of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the life and thought of Jesus of Nazareth, the Old Testament in the New, the Gospel and Epistles of John, and the Hebrew and theology of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is the author of The Messiah: Developments in Earliest Judaism and ChristianityThe Pesharim and Qumran History, and is the editor of The Old Testament Pseudepigripha.


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