Solomon the Esoteric King: From King to Magus, Development by Pablo Torijano Morales PDF

By Pablo Torijano Morales

ISBN-10: 9004119418

ISBN-13: 9789004119413

The purpose of the current paintings is to review the esoteric characterization of King Solomon that grew to become renowned in yes currents of Judaism and Christianity of past due Antiquity and to set up a typology of it. consultant texts are analyzed, first to set up exactly the improvement of the several esoteric traditions associated with King Solomon, after which to teach how those texts and traditions are put in relation in the wide context of Magic and faith in past due Antiquity. The ebook offers facts for a greater realizing of magic and its function within the Mediterranean Oikumene, indicates the need for a greater categorization of the mystical self-discipline, and furthers the dialogue at the transmission and value of esoteric traditions withing Judaism and Christianity .

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On the Hiram-Solomon Relationship," Studia Phoenicia 5 (1987), 429-441. 17. 4-18. 29 Wacholder, Eupolemus, 171. 30 Wacholder, Eupolemus, 172. 26 ning of the T e m p l e to King David. Eupolemus m a d e David's share p a r a m o u n t .

Dillard, " T h e Literary Structure of the Chronicler's Solomon Narrative," JSOT 30 (1984), 85-93. 12) is surprising given the p r i m a r y interest of the C h r o n i c l e r in describing Solomon as the builder of the Temple; this material, as well as the narrative referring to Solomon's wealth (2 C h r 1:14-17; 9:13-29), points m o r e to the idealized universal m o n a r c h of Kings t h a n to the J e w i s h king of Chronicles. Q u i t e likely that it was introduced because by the date of composition of Chronicles the story had already become so popular that it could not be omitted.

12. And Solomon spoke (έλάλησεν) three thousand proverbs (παραβολάς) and his songs (φδαί) were five thousand. 12. And he spoke about the trees from the cedar of Libanus to the hyssop that goes out from the wall and he spoke about the land animals and about the birds and about the reptiles and about the fish. 14 And all the peoples came to listen to the wisdom (σοφία) of Solomon and he received gifst from all the kings of the earth, who heard his wisdom (σοφία). 14 This passage again emphasizes the figure of Solomon the wise king, but it does so from a different point of view.

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