Psalms of Solomon & the Messianic
Ethics of Paul

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neun Testament 2. No. 416

By: Frantisek Abel
October 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161539916
355 Pages
$129.50 Hardcover


František Ábel examines the role and influence of Jewish Pseudepigraphen-literature, which originated during the Greek and early Roman period (between the 4th century BC and the 2nd century AD) with regard to the theological views of Paul. Eschatological ideas such as the coming of the Messiah and the Last Judgment frequently appear in this text corpus. Similarly in the case of thePsalms of Solomon , a Pseudepigraphon which discussed the Last Judgment. The author shows through a detailed analysis and examination of certain parts of this text that this Deutero-Canonian writing provides a considerable background for understanding the design and development of the messianic ethics of Paul. From this point of view Paul's doctrine of justification should be understood as a reflection of the grace of God, while at the same time faith and works are shown as redemption.