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A Note on ode of Solomon xxxiv 4

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The short 34th Ode of Solomon teaches that life is easy for the simple hearted, for they know that everything below is nothing but make-belief. In Drs Harris and Mingana commentary the learned editors remark that this little Ode is quite unlike the rest of the collection, 'and does not proceed from any scriptural base'. There is one remarkable thing about it, namely, that it seems to be quoted in the ninth century by the Syriac father Moses bar Kepha in his Exposition of the Jacobite Liturgy. Moses seems to be following a tradition of his own, for his predecessor George, bishop of the Arabs, whose explanation was published together with that of Moses, has the same remark about the heavenly example of the deacons (which is a thought occurring in almost every Eastern Mystagogy), but without the quotation.

Keywords: bishop of Arabs; Moses bar Kepha; ninth century; Ode of Solomon



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