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.
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 Princeton Seminary’s George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature. An ordained Methodist minister, Charlesworth is active in the United Methodist Church Greek Orthodox and Methodist Symposia and directs the Syrus Sinaiticus Project at St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai.
Charlesworth is also the author of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? Exploring Ancient Jewish Tombs near Jerusalem’s Walls, and The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized.