“Psalms of Solomon”
“a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework, in which a revelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing a transcendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatological salvation, and spatial insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.” Renan
Note: The literary genre called ‘apocalyptic’ is collected and organized here in such a way as to show the progression of eschatological thought in the late Second Temple period. One goal will be to show the writers’ expectations of an imminent end, and how the ultimate expectation of a ‘final end of the world’ in the events surrounding the great eschatological event (the conquering of the Gentiles to them, the fall of Jerusalem and its temple to us) was a misapprehension of the nature of fulfillment found in the advent of Jesus Christ – who was denied as the Way of Victory. Another goal will be to show how the demise of apocalyptic literature following the final end of the Jewish state lends support to the Preterist idea of prophetic fulfillment associated with that desolation. Christian works written in the first generation following AD70 — most of which display the sense of vindication felt as a result of the fall of Jerusalem — will be presented as the capstone of the apocalyptic genre.
Psalms of Solomon
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
“Other Jewish intertestimentary writings further show hatred for Rome, “the sinner Who broke down the strong walls [of Jerusalem] with a battering ram…” (Psalms of Solomon 2: 1). ” (A.D.70 Doctrine)
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