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PSALMS OF SOLOMON

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 365 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PSALMS OF SOLOMON. These psalms, eighteen in all, enjoyed but small consideration in the early Christian Church; for only six direct references to them are found in early Christian literature, though in the Jewish Church they must have played an important role; for they were used in the worship, of the synagogue. They were of course not written by Solomon, but were subsequently ascribed to him. The fact that they do not contain a single reference to Solomon is in favour of their having been first published anonymously.. On the other hand, their author (or authors) may have placed over them the superscrip, tion " Psalms of Solomon " in order to gain currency for this new collection under the shelter of a great name of the past.
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