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The Testament of Solomon

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The Testament of Solomon has stood the test of time and remained one of the seminole occult works of antiquity. Far predating the Lesser Keys and associated works, it dates to between the first and fifth centuries, seemingly basing part of its content on proto-judaean lore and Greek works as well. It contains, as well, an allusion to the concept, simply, "As above, so below"- one of the earlier references to such, if the earlier dating is true. It describes a host of demons encountered by King Solomon during his time spent enslaving the same, for the purposes of the building of the temple at Jerusalem. Attendant to him in his wisdom, the "Queen of the South" (presumably Egyptian) and the land of Arabia, entreating his wisdom and power to rid them of demonic forces. To any who wish to practice later works involving these same demonic entities or associated forces (such as with the Lesser Keys) this remains one of the more valuable pieces of source material; far older and potentially closer to the original story.

The Testament of Solomon

Author : F. C. Conybeare
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An excellent translation follows a critical essay, which argues that the Christian elements of the text do not point to a Christian author, but rather indicate that this work is a Christian recension of a Graeco-Jewish original.

The Testament of Solomon Mastered English Version

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This mastered English translation of the Testament of Solomon is intended to replace the faulty texts whose authors deviated greatly from the original manuscript. Translated from the original Greek manuscript found at the Paris Library in conjunction with parallel insights taken from every current translation of the work; this version is unquestionably the cleanest, most accurate English version of the Testament of Solomon to date.

The Jewish Quarterly Review October 1898 The Testament of Solomon

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First published in October, 1898 in the "Jewish Quarterly Review", "The Testament of Solomon" is an Old Testament catalogue of demons invoked by King Solomon, with instructions on how they can be countered by summoning angels and magical spells. Amongst the oldest magical texts attributed to King Solomon, it dates back to the First to Third Century A.D.. "The Testament of Solomon" will appeal to those with an interest in the Old Testament and occultism, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The Testament of Solomon

Author : BRIAN. JOHNSON
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The Testament of Solomon comprises a family of texts, some dating to the fourth century CE or earlier, relating an extra-Biblical account of King Solomon's divinely-conferred power to constrain the demons who plague the human race. It is also, implicitly, a handbook for those bold or foolhardy enough to follow his example in the demonological sciences. Translated here for the first time from fifteenth-century Byzantine Greek manuscripts, one such text of this secret Solomonic history has finally been made available in English. Along with the unique catalogue of spirit names, sigils, dominions, and offices found in this text - among which readers will discover some genuinely surprising characters - this edition also includes an expository introduction and annotations by the translator which situate the text within its historical milieu, manuscript tradition, and a lineage of magical and demonological theory reaching back to the Greek Magical Papyri. This scholarly analysis, no less than the evidence of the manuscripts themselves, emphasizes that the Testament in all of its forms was first and foremost a work of practical magic.

The Testament of Solomon

Author : Chester Charlton Mccown
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Hardcover reprint of the original 1922 edition - beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo - 6x9. No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Mccown, Chester Charlton . Testament Of Solomon. . The Testament Of Solomon, Edited From Manuscripts At Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris And Vienna. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Mccown, Chester Charlton . Testament Of Solomon. . The Testament Of Solomon, Edited From Manuscripts At Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris And Vienna, . Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1922. Subject: Demonology

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The Testament of Solomon

Author : King King Solomon
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This paperback edition of the Testament of Solomon is a complete and accurate reprint of the original translation of ancient manuscripts by F.C. Conybeare first printed in 1898. It contains all of Conybeare's original notes and commentary, including the greek characters he footnoted for the reader's consideration. Beware of other editions of this work that do not contain all of the original text.The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work attributed to King Solomon the Wise of the Old Testament. Written in the first person narrative, the book tells the story of the creation of the magical ring of King Solomon and how Solomon's ring was used to bind and control demons, including Beelzebub. In this book of King Solomon, the discourses between the King and the various spirits are told, and the story shows how Solomon uses his wisdom to withstand the demons' tricks and guile and enlist their aid in the building of his temple. The spells and seals of Solomon used by the King to bind the spirits are detailed, which makes this work a book of Solomon's magic, similar in nature to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King and the Greater Key of Solomon the King, which both are King Solomon books of magic and contain various instructions for talismans of Solomon, including the secret seal of Solomon.The manuscripts from which this work was discovered date from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. All were written in Greek. This dating makes most experts believe that the work is medieval. But some scholars, including D.C. Duling, argue that it is likely that the work comes from the 5th or 6th centuries. The various manuscripts used to source the work all date to medieval times, but the text itself, as well as references to other works, indicate the Testament is much older.For example, in the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila, there is a direct reference to the Testament of Solomon. The Dialogue puports to have been written during the Archbishopric of Cyril in 444 C.E., and therefore, its reference would date the Testament before that time. Similarly, in the early 4th century Gnostic text On the Origin of the World, references to the book of Solomon and his 49 demons are made.No matter the date, the text provides an immensely interesting description of how King Solomon tamed various demons in order to build his temple. The text includes predictions of the coming of Christ, as one demon explains to Solomon that while he may be bound, the only thing that can truly take his power away is the man born from a virgin who will be crucified by the Jews.

Septuagint s Solomon and the Testament of Solomon

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King Solomon is arguably the most famous of all ancient Israelite kings, with several books in the Septuagint dedicated to him, or about him, or even by him, yet, to date, no archeological evidence for his life has been found. Additionally, the Testament of Solomon has survived from the Second Temple era which displays another side of King Solomon. The lifetime of King Solomon falls during the Third Intermediate Period (dark age) in Egyptian history, and therefore are no records of Solomon within the very limited Egyptian records from the time. Egyptologists believe the Kingdom of Egypt collapsed at the beginning of the time period, and by the time that Solomon would have lived, in the early-9th century BC, the king of Egypt only controlled the northern region, while the rest of Egypt was under the rule of the High Priest of Amen (Amun). The various books associated with Solomon that made it into the Septuagint, include 3rd Kingdoms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, and Psalms of Solomon, als of which have been retranslated into modern English. The first book in this collection is 3rd Kingdoms, which tells the life of Solomon, likely from Ezra the Scribe's perspective, 500 years later. The book likely dates to before the reign of King Josiah, circa 700 BC, but is believed to have been redacted by Ezra the Scribe, or someone else in his era. The second book, Proverbs, also called Proverbs of Solomon, is generally attributed to King Solomon, who is explicitly referred to as the author of some of the proverbs. A number proverbs are known to have been copied from older collections of proverbs, most notably the Wisdom of Amenemope, which was apparently written by Amenemope son of Kanakht sometime before Pharaoh Akhenaten, circa 1350 BC. The third book, Ecclesiastes is generally also attributed to King Solomon, however, he is not mentioned anywhere by name. The idea that King Solomon was the author, is found in the introduction to the text. At some point before the Greek translation was made, someone added an introduction and conclusion to the text, in which the author is described as being the 'son of David,' and a 'King in Jerusalem.' The fourth book, Song of Songs, also called the Song of Solomon, is a song about King Solomon theoretically written in his time, circa 950 BC. The book does not list its author, but it was clearly written by a woman in love with Solomon. She is believed to have been referring to herself as a Shulamite in chapter 7, which suggests she was Abishag the Shulamite, King David's youngest concubine. The fifth book, Wisdom of Solomon was added to the Septuagint sometime between 250 and 132 BC, and while it was traditionally attributed to King Solomon, today scholars generally believed to have been composed in Greek, shortly before it was added to the Septuagint. The Wisdom of Solomon itself appears to have been redacted before the Greek translation, as the first half is about the spirit of wisdom, Sophia in Greek, who is credited with actually doing most of what the Lord (Iaw/Yahweh) was credited with doing in the Septuagint and Masoretic Texts, however, this changes abruptly to crediting the Lord in chapter 11, and Sophia disappeared entirely from the rest of the book. The sixth book, Psalms of Solomon, is also called Psalms of Salomon in many of the surviving manuscripts, although it is not clear why. At this time, it is universally agreed that the Psalms of Solomon is a pre-Christian work, as early Christian writers referred to it even though it is clearly not about the life of Jesus as described in the gospels. The seventh book, Testament of Solomon, was widely used by Christian and Gnostic astrologers in the first few centuries of the Christian era.

Qabalah

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The Testament of Solomon & The Wisdom of Solomon (from the Books of Apocrypha) in one volume. The oldest surviving copies of The Testament of Solomon were written in the same grammatic form as New Testament Greek and have been dated by scholars as originating from the period of the first to fourth centuries (C.E.). This English translation of the work ascribed to the authorship of the Old Testament King Solomon of the Book of Kings the work describes how Solomon is enabled to build the Temple by commanding demons by means of a magical ring and its five pointed seal entrusted to him by the Archangel Michael. Solomon states that he wrote his testament before his death so that the children of Israel would know the powers and shapes of the demons, and the names of the angels who have power over them. A self-help manual against demonic activity. With a foreword by Steven Ashe, author of The Complete Golden Dawn Initiate.

The Qabalah The Testament of Solomon

Author : Steven Ashe
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The oldest surviving copies of The Testament of Solomon were written in the same grammatic form as New Testament Greek and have been dated by scholars as originating from the period of the first to fourth centuries (C.E.). This English translation of the work ascribed to the authorship of the Old Testament King Solomon of the Book of Kings the work describes how Solomon is enabled to build the Temple by commanding demons by means of a magical ring and its five pointed seal entrusted to him by the Archangel Michael. Solomon states that he wrote his testament before his death so that the children of Israel would know the powers and shapes of the demons, and the names of the angels who have power over them. A self-help manual against demonic activity. With a foreword by Steven Ashe, author of Qabalah of 50 Gates: 2002 (Mandrake of Oxford).

The Testament of Solomon 2016 ART EDITION Original Version

Author : King Solomon
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The Grand Grimoire, Kabbalah, Witchcraft, Old Magic - all share a common inspiration: The Wise King Solomon. Writer of three books in the Bible; Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs (and possibly Psalms) - he also possessed a magic ring, with which he could control and befriend daemons - giving him Ultimate Power. This is his testament. (Please note: this is not a book of negativity or the black arts, this is a historical account, an amendment if you will). Herein is the complete original article from JQR (1898) Republished with Permission. Revised forward by author, Guinness record holding performance artist, and radio personality Mikhail Tank. Original artwork by Seth Ahonen.

The Testament of Solomon

Author : C.C. Mc Cown
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Edited from manuscripts at Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris and Vienna

The Three Magical Books of Solomon Illustrated

Author : Aleister Crowley
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The Key of Solomon the King is the most famous and most significant of all known grimoires, or ancient spellbooks. Much of Western magical tradition rests on the book's charts of planetary alignments, doctrines about angels and spirits, and information on talismans endowed with magic properties. The grimoire of ceremonial magic recounts how King Solomon bested some demons using a magic ring that had been given to him by the Archangel Raphael. Contents: The Lesser Key of Solomon The Greater Key of Solomon the King The Testament of Solomon

Qabalah

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TESTAMENT OF SOLOMON

Author : Chester Charlton McCown
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This book contains the "Testament of Solomon," edited from manuscripts at mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris, and Vienna. Originally written in Greek in the early 1st millennium CE, the "Testament of Solomon" is an Old Testament work ascribed to King Solomon recounting how he built his temple with a magic ring that allowed him to command demons. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in demonology and the Old Testament, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "General Character and Contents," "Description of the Manuscripts," "Modern Editions, Translations, and Treatises," "The Textual History of the Testament," "Language and Style," "The Chief Ideas of the Testament," "Sources and Relationships of the Subject Matter," "The Testament in Literature and History," etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork. This book was first published in 1921.

Rewriting the Testament of Solomon

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Examines the issues in scholarship on the Testament of Solomon, for instance, the Testament's textual identity and its tradition history. The author approaches these issues in the light of thinking about 'magic' and the structure of texts. He aims to undermine the reputation of Solomon as the origin of a tradition of magico-religious healthcare.

The Testament of Solomon

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This text is an Old Testament Pseudepigraphic catalog of demons summoned by King Solomon, and how they can be countered by invoking angels and other magical techniques. It is one of the oldest magical texts attributed to King Solomon.It is the earliest known compendium of demons and describes Solomon as a Magician. Translated by F.C Conybeare in 1898 who has stated that it may have been re-worked by a Christian, as many Christian passages may be found in certain sections.The manuscript contains 130 sections, according to Conybeare's translation. Within the text Solomon states that he wrote his testament before his death so that the children of Israel would know the powers and shapes of the demons, and the names of the angels who have power over them.The story described by Solomon in the Testament provides a framework into which magical formulae and names could be inserted without destroying the content, and therefore due to this, the text has grown over the centuries, so that it is now very difficult to identify original text from later additions.This special edition includes a basic spell kit that is a scaled down version of the magick Solomon himself used to conjure demons. Included are step by step instructions on how to cast a basic love spell. By studying the book and using a little imagination the reader will gain insight which will allow him or her to devise more complex and powerful spells.

Testament of Solomon

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In the early Christian era, many Testaments of the Patriarchs circulated in Jewish and Christian communities. The Testaments of Job and Solomon was used by the Christian Montanist sect, and the Gnostic Valentinian sect in the 2nd century. The Testament of Solomon was widely used by Christian and Gnostic astrologers in the first few centuries of the Christian era, however, clearly began as a pre-Christian prophetic text, predicting the coming of Emmanuel, the Israelite Messiah whose Gematria value would be 644, which is not the Gematria value of Jesus. While references to Jesus' life and crucifixion are present in this testament, the predictions are believed to have been added later, likely before the year 200 AD. The second half of the Testament of Solomon is largely drawn from ancient Egyptian astrology, which divided the circle of the Zodiac into 36 decans, or small-constellations. These later decans formed the basis of Indian astrology, who called it 'Greek' astrology, beginning with Sphujidhvaja's Yavanajātaka, published around 150 AD. The content of the testament places its origin sometime before the time of Jesus, however, unlike most Jewish texts from the time, it treats the Jewish priesthood in the Second Temple with disdain, and refer to the priesthoods established by Ezra and Nehemiah under Persian authority as a corruption. This means it could not have been a Pharisee or Sadducee work, however, does not clarify if it was a Samaritan work, or the work of another Jewish sect, such as the Tobian Jews (Τουβιανοὺς Ιουδαίους) mentioned in 2nd Maccabees, who lived in Seleucid controlled regions. The attack on Ezra would be equally valid for Samaritans or the followers of the High Priest Tobiah, who Ezra kicked out of the Temple in Jerusalem in the Septuagint's 1st Ezra. The apocalyptic message seems to point to it originating in the same sect as the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Testament of Job, and Testament of Moses, as well as the books of Enoch, Tobit, Jubilees, and Job, which were likely the work of the Tobian Jews. However, as the Tobian Jews were described as living in Bashan (southern modern Syria), and this was not part of Judah, but rather part of the Tribe of Manasseh's territory, therefore this testament strongly implies that the Tobian Jews were Samaritans, which would explain why most of their texts were never accepted by Rabbinical Jews.