2.04.04 The Psalms of Solomon: Chapter 0.01 Section 3.0 (from The Forgotten Books of Eden)


The Psalms of Solomon is a group of eighteen psalms (religious songs or poems) that are not part of any scriptural canon (they are, however, found in copies of the Peshitta and the Septuagint).
 
The contents may be summarized as follows:
• Suffering inflicted by foreign invasion (Ch. 1 , Ch. 8.)
• Desecration of Jerusalem and the Temple, death in Egypt of the invader (Ch. 2.)
• Dauchery of Jewish “men-pleasers” (Ch. 4.)
• Recognition of God’s justice in rewarding the pious and in punishing the wicked (Ch. 3., Ch. 4., Ch. 9., Ch. 10., Ch. 13., Ch. 14., Ch. 15.)
• Expectation of and prayer for divine intervention (Ch. 7., Ch. 11., Ch. 12., Ch. 14.)
• Description of the Messiah (Ch. 17., Ch. 18.).
 

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The Psalms of Solomon Introduction


OUTLINE

Chapter 01
(i) They became insolent in their prosperity . . . .

Chapter 02
(i) The desecration of Jerusalem; captivity, murder, and raping. A psalm of utter despair. p. 106, 107

Chapter 03
(i) Righteousness versus Sin. p. 108

Chapter 04
(i) A conversation of Solomon with the Men-Pleasers’. p. 109

Chapter 05
(i) A statement of the philosophy of the indestructibility of matter. p. 110
     Note: One of the tenets of modern physics.

Chapter 06
(i) A song of hope and fearlessness and peace.

Chapter 07
(i) “Thou art our Shield!”
      Note: The fine old doctrine.

Chapter 08
(i) Some remarkable similes of war creeping on Jerusalem. A survey of the sins that brought all this trouble. p. 112

Chapter 09
(i) The exile of the tribes of Israel. A reference to the covenant which God made with Adam. p. 113
     Note:(See the First Book of Adam and Eve, Chap 3:7).

Chapter 10
(i) A glorious hymn. Further reference to the eternal covenant between God and Man.

Chapter 11
(i) Jerusalem hears a trumpet and stands on tiptoe to see her children returning from the North, East and West. p. 114

Chapter 12
(i) An appeal for family tranquillity and peace and quiet at home.

Chapter 13
(i) Of Solomon. A Psalm. Comfort for the righteous. p. 115

Chapter 14
(i) Sinners “love the brief day spent in companionship with their sin.”
Note: Profound wisdom, beautifully expressed.

Chapter 15
(i) The psalmist restates the great philosophy of Right and Wrong. p. 116

Chapter 16
(i) “For if Thou givest not strength, who can endure chastisement?” p. 117
      Note: The psalmist again expresses profound truth.

Chapter 17
(i) “They set a worldly monarchy . . . . they lay waste the Throne of David!’ p, 118, 119
     Note: A poetic narrative about the utter disintegration of a great nation.

Chapter 18
(i) With this psalm end the warlike Songs of Solomon. p. 120


Original Source: The Psalms of Solomon.1)see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_003 | sacred-texts.com

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1. see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_003

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