By Vahan Hovhanessian
'The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha within the church buildings of the East' good points essays reflecting the newest scholarly learn within the box of the canon of the Bible and comparable apocryphal books, with specific realization given to the early Christian literature of jap church buildings. those essays research and consider concerns and ideas concerning the biblical canon in addition to non-canonical books that circulated within the early centuries of Christianity between Christian and non-Christian groups, claiming to be authored by way of biblical characters, corresponding to the prophets and kings of the previous testomony and the apostles of the hot testomony.
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Moreover, it is not archangel Michael who brings him the ring, but rather God himself. Much (if not all) of the duality for which TSol is notable23 is thus absent. Furthermore, if God speaks to Solomon directly at the beginning (albeit in a dream), it does not make sense to send an angel later in the story. It is also notable that Solomon is not once, but twice (Stories III and V) pitted against a priest. The direct communication between God and Solomon only strengthens his status as God’s favorite and his opposition to the Jewish establishment represented by the priesthood (in Story IV) suggests an attempt to portray Solomon in a different light—not exactly a magician, but rather a forerunner of sorts to Jesus.
First of all, greetings to you. I wrote you to (ask you to) accept my gifts and not to return them like the first gift at the time I came to you while you were building the Temple when you were prevented from taking them. I have heard that your name is great and the scent of your goodness is spread through all the lands of the earth and that God gave you power over all the demons whom you bound not to plague people. I have also heard that you have a ring with which you control them and bind them and order them to go and do as you command.
Joachim’s Daughters and Trial by Water (Story III) We learn of a man named Joachim and his two daughters: Martha the older and righteous one and Mary the younger who is full of deceit and corruption. One day people find a dead baby left at the door to the sanctuary ()ھيكل. Outraged and wanting to punish the perpetrator as Moses’ law ( )ناموس موسىrequires, they inquire with the priest as to where this sin originated and he points to the house of Joachim. Immediately suspicious of Martha, the people seek Solomon’s advice who has her undergo a trial by water: the priest prays over water, then sprinkles it over Martha and sends her out to the desert.