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The Odes of Solomon
Lattke, Michael

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009 pp. xxxviii + 678. $84.00

Series Information
Hermeneia


Description: 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.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature

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Review by Majella Franzmann
Published 2/19/2011
Citation: Majella Franzmann, review of Michael Lattke, The Odes of Solomon, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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