The Figure of Solomon in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition

The Figure of Solomon in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition

King, Sage and Architect

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The biblical Solomon is a popular but controversial figure in the major monotheistic religions. Verheyden (New Testament studies, U. of Leuven, Belgium) collects contributions from an international conference held at his campus from September 30-October 2, 2009. A comparative analysis sets the stage for two very different views of Solomon as the successor to King David presented in Deuteronomy and Chronicles: political conspirator vs. divinely-anointed figure. Other essays discuss views of his roles as the architect of the Second Temple, wise philosopher, magician, and apostate by early (e.g., Josephus) and later commentators. Perspectives on Solomon in the Christian, Ethiopian and Muslim traditions add unique dimensions to this valuable contribution to historical-biblical scholarship. One essay is in untranslated German. The book includes illustrations. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference on Solomon that was held at the University of Leuven in 2009 and discussed various aspects of this multifaced character as he appears in Jewish, early Christian, and Islamic tradition.

Publisher: Leiden ;, Boston :, Brill,, 2013
ISBN: 9789004242913
9004242910
9781283855211
1283855216
9789004242326
9004242325
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 274 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Verheyden, Jozef - Editor

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