Pseudepigrapha / Testament of Solomon

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Summary of Testament of Solomon

Date: 100-900 C.E.

Description: While it was not completed until well into the Medieval period, the Testament of Solomon contains elements of early stories shared by Christian and Jewish sources. Elements in the story, including Solomon's magic ring used to ward against demons, are found in the Talmud, while other demons reveal they can only be defeated by a figure that will be born of a virgin.

Schwarz, Sarah L. Reconsidering the Testament of Solomon, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, 2007


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