The Odes of Solomon and Early Christian Prophecy

TitleThe Odes of Solomon and Early Christian Prophecy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsAune, DE
JournalNew Testament Studies
Publication Languageeng.
KeywordsOld Testament Pseudepigrapha, Syriac Studies Introduction

Early Christian prophecy, a subject long neglected by New Testament scholarship, has recently become the focus of numerous articles and monographs. Though the literary sources for our knowledge of early Christian prophecy are, for the most part, fragmentary, scattered, difficult to correlate and enigmatic, progress in research can be made through the patient examination, comparison and interpretation of the relevant data. The major literary witnesses for the phenomenon of early Christian prophecy are Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, the Apocalypse of John, the Didache and the Shepherd of Hermas. These documents all diverge from one another in temporal, geographical as well as ideological ways; the portrait of Christian prophecy which they exhibit also diverges to such an extent that thephenomenon of Christian prophecy, or the Christian prophet, or the history of Christian prophecy cannot yet be synthesized.

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