Historical-critical commentary on the Odes of Solomon in two versions, a most extensive German edition and an abridged English edition.
KeywordsRELIGION AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
odes of solomon
syriac language & literature
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AbstractSince the sensational 1909 discovery of the first, Syriac, manuscript of the Odes of Solomon, an early Christian collection of 42 pseudepigraphical poems, there has never been published a commentary as detailed as other pioneering biblical and non-canonical commentaries. Writing such a commentary is based on applicant's extensive preliminary investigations: new edition, first complete concordance, annotated bibliography, monograph on ancient hymnology, German translation with introduction and notes, numerous articles. Further painstaking philological-critical research is indispensable for both German and abridged English commentary bringing the most ambitious research project on these enigmatic texts to completion within the next decade.
Prof MS Lattke