Introduction To The Odes Of Solomon
Hello, my name is Marty Dow and I would like to introduce you to one of the most exquisite sacred scriptures I have ever read. You can feel the Presence of God emanating from the pages as you read these beautiful odes.
Years ago, I was introduced to these writings by Annalee Skarin, the person who first taught me to the idea of overcoming physical death while on earth.
Annalee wrote 8 books on the ascension. It has been reported that she translated her body into light in the 1950’s. I have never met Annalee Skarin but her writings have been a source of knowledge and inspiration for me as I make my journey into light.
The Odes of Solomon may be one of the earliest documentations of the Bible ascension process. I can not be sure who wrote these beautiful scriptures. However, for the purpose of our study on Bible ascension, I choose to treat them as being written by one man who I call Solomon of the Odes. I believe that they contain the exact steps used by this one person to achieve his ascension into light.
Odes of Solomon were translated by J. Rendel Harris, M. A., Hon, Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, sometime within the last century. Below are some of the comments made by the translator about these mysterious odes:
“Here are some of the most beautiful songs of peace and joy that the world possesses. Yet their origin, the date of their writing, and the exact meaning of may of the verses remain one of the great literary mysteries.
They have come down to us in a single and very ancient document in Syriac language. Evidently that document is a translation from the original Greek. Critical debate has raged around these Odes; one of the most plausible explanations is that they are songs of newly baptized Christians of the First Century.
They are strangely lacking in historical allusions. Their radiance is no reflection of other days. They do not borrow from either the Old Testament or the Gospels. The inspiration of these verses is first-hand. They remind you of Aristides’ remark, ‘A new people with whom something Divine is mingled.’ Here is vigor and insight to which we can find parallels only in the most exalted parts of the Scriptures.
There does not seem to be anything about which everyone seems agreed unless it is that the Odes are of singular beauty and high spiritual value.”
The Odes of Solomon and Bible Ascension
I am excited to use the Odes of Solomon in our discussions of the Metaphysical Bible Study: The Bible In Light of Our Ascension because these powerful writings reflect the biblical teachings of Jesus.
Solomon of the Odes is clearly a disciple of Jesus Christ. He often speaks of salvation through grace and of frequently refers to the Messiah. (Ode 34: 6)
In several of the Odes, he switches from his own voice to the voice of Jesus as he describes the experiences of Christ on the cross and in the realms of death. (Ode 22, 42)
In Ode 19, he gives a clear picture of the role of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the incarnation of Christ. He describes Mary and her reactions to birth of her son, Jesus.
Solomon of the Odes shares his transformation into light in many of the Odes. In Ode 21, he describes how he put off darkness and clothed himself in light resulting in a body that was free from sorrow or affliction or pains. In Ode 25, he writes of being clothed with the covering of the Spirit and that his human raiment had been removed. In this we can understand that he was clothed with light.
A beautiful reference to Solomon of the Odes immortality is referenced in Ode 28. Here is says, “For I am ready before the destruction comes (death); and I have been set on His immortal pinions: and He showed me His sign: forth and gave me to drink, and from that life is the spirit within me, and it cannot die, for it lives.”
He frequently writes of the deathless life that comes through the Messiah. In Ode 15:10-11, he states, “And there has gone up deathless life in the Lord’s land, and it has been made known to His faithful ones, and it has been given without stint to all those that trust in Him. Hallelujah."
Another reason I am pleased to use the Odes of Solomon in our Bible study is that these Odes were discovered and translated just over 100 years ago. They were translated only once.
Many metaphysical and alternative spiritual seekers are often resistant to the Bible because of the fear of mistranslations and omissions. To find so much confirmation to the Bible’s teachings on the ascension in these writings helps to confirm the reliability of the Bible in this area.
I will be teaching more on the Odes of Solomon in the Metaphysical Bible Study: The Bible In Light of Our Ascension as well as creating other powerful resources based on the Odes of Solomon to aid you in your ascension work.
I have recently updated the Odes of Solomon to a more modern language. I simply translated thee and thou to you and your to make it more easy to read.
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I encourage you to feast often on the Odes of Solomon.
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