Abbot Francis Acharya (Translated)
The Odes, or short poems, which are associated with the name of Solomon, constitute one of the most puzzling pieces of early Christian literature. These psalms, or ‘Odes’ were re-discovered for what they were only in 1909. Since then, scholars have laboured to be sure of the text and its origins – in language, dating and theology. Some translations are available in the West; this translation is the first in India for general reading – by an Indian monk, with meditations. For those wanting to delve into the Odes’ background, and how they were originally understood, the commentaries lead to further reading, although that’s just the beginning.