Inscription on the Chalice of Solomon

Basil Lourié
2017 Scrinium  
A new analysis of the so-called Inscription on the Chalice of Solomon (known mostly from literary documents in Slavonic) is based on the totality of the available sources, including a recently published (2000) Greek recension and recently found (2013) but unpublished two Latin ones. It is argued that the text was written in Hebrew in the late Second Temple period, being therefore roughly contemporaneous to the Damascus Document and some other Dead Sea Scrolls and representing a similar but
more » ... a similar but different liturgy and theology. The original liturgical setting of the chalice as a liturgical utensil is some kind of new wine festival. Keywords Inscription on the Chalice of Solomon -Ezekiel -Septuagint Papyrus 967 -second Temple period -Zion/Sion -Jewish Christianity -John II of Jerusalem -Sion basilica 1 As far as I know since 1990, there was no scholarly publication defending any later date of the text. Nevertheless, the editors of the two-volume Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, eds. R. Bauckham, J.R. Davila, and A. Panayotov, vol. 1, Grand Rapids, © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2017 |
doi:10.1163/18177565-00131p15 fatcat:f5wlg4y4ivaaxkal73jscs7w64