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by Michael Lattke

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  • ISBN 0800660560
  • ISBN13 978-0800660567
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Lattke
  • Publisher Fortress Press (June 1, 2009)
  • Pages 864
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  • Category Bibles
  • Subcategory Bible Study and Reference
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Known until the 18th century only from fragmentary quotations and references in patristic literature, more recent discoveries of Greek, Coptic, and Syriac manuscripts have drawn fresh interest and attention to the Odes of Solomon, a collection of Christian poetry from the second century rich in imagery and exhibiting an exotic spirituality. Internationally renowned expert on the Odes, Michael Lattke, provides a meticulous translation and discussion of the textual transmission of the "Odes," along with judicious commentary on the place of the "Odes" in the development of Gnosticism, Logos theory, and early Christian worship. Historians and students of early Christianity will find this commentary a valuable resource for years to come.

Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible.

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About the Hermeneia SeriesThe name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of. .

About the Hermeneia SeriesThe name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work. It is hoped that the series, like its name, will carry forward this old and venerable tradition.

The Hermeneia series is one I had heard of for some time yet have only recently engaged in my studies on various books of the Bible.

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Adela Yarbro Collins. This is extremely helpful in following the overall conversation that is taking place. Murphy utilizes three identification markers in the text, namely M for the man, W for the Shulamite woman, and D for the Daughters of Jerusalem. Texts where Murphy is not confident of who is speaking are marked by a question mark.

Hermeneia SeriesMichael Lattke. John J. Collins, Adela Yarbro Collins. Kurt Niederwimmer, Linda M. Maloney.

Over 30,000 Pages of Scholarship.

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Kesalard
To scholarly....the Aramaic wording is not rendered into english...very black and white with no interpretation. Lacks the Mystical aspect, but if one likes Black and White great....I needed Black and White PLUS some more which this does not do for me.
Umsida
It was my privilege to study with Professor Lattke as an undergraduate and even then, many years ago, he was working on this book. At the time it was in German so I'm thrilled to finally read the English version in the beautifully presented Hermeneia series. Definately a work for serious students and scholars, this is a publication of extreme rigour and detail. However for those with a layperson's curiosity, one can read each of the Odes clearly translated with an accompanying introduction, before encountering the full textual-critical analysis. A must for those with an historical-critical interest in the early Christian period and early Gnostic thought.
Bundis
Have you read the Gospel of John? Have you sang hymns? So did the author(s) of the Odes of Solomon. But, the Odes are much more important than that. To the researcher in early Christianity, they provide a window into an early community still struggling to piece together something new from something old. Not only does the Hermeneia series offer one of the few commentaries available for the Odes, but it does so as the entire series does with other books of canon and non-canon -- critically, with attention to the details of the past. These details include a focus not only on the manuscript evidence but the context of the Odes as well; the connection between these hymns and the canon, but so too to the various translation issues arising from the fact that the Greek manuscript is more likely a translation from a previous language.

Meticulously researched and assembled by renowned German scholar Michael Lattke, this volume allows the researcher to dig deep into the pre-history and transmission history of Odes. Lattke begins with a discussion of the early reception of the Odes, from its canonical as well as gnostic use. He discusses authorship alongside other pseudonymous Solomons and after much debate, assigns the the first quarter of the second century CE as the probable date. Lattke then proceeds to give some meaning to the Odes throughout pre-modern history (yes, the gnostics are included as well) and in early 20th century reception. We meet not only the Odes, but the scholars we do their best to present the Odes to us. Following this, Lattke gives us the commentary.

If you have never seen the Hermeneia commentary, then it may seem a bit daunting at first. However, once you master it, the layout becomes a tool to aid your reading. At the beginning of each ode (think chapter or psalm), Lattke gives his translation which is divided into the commentary sections. For example, Ode 20 has ten verses, but Lattke adds the 'a' and 'b' (ex. 1a and 1b, or 9a, 9b, and 9c) to the lines as he will examine then. There is an introduction, and overarching view,to the ode given first. Likewise, there is an interpretation which is the meat of the commentary section. The footnotes are there as a separate, added, tool to the commentary, providing further reading and succinct explanations. Using Ode 20 as an example, I can point out the charts Lattke has included to help illustrate his points. Table 4 and 5 show the intertextuality between Ode 20 and the canonical books of Exodus and Isaiah. Following this is an excursus whereby the author presents something unique to the book, but drawn from the ode. Again, I use Ode 20. Here, the excursus examines "soul" throughout the book.

This volume is essential to the study of the Odes, if not understanding early Christianity and reception of wisdom traditions.