Book of Odes (Bible)


Book of Odes (Bible)

Odes (polytonic|΄Ωδαὶ) is a book of the Bible found only in Eastern Orthodox Bibles and included or appended after Psalms in Alfred Rahlfs' critical edition of the Septuagint, coming from the fifth-century Codex Alexandrinus. The chapters are prayers and songs (canticles) from the Old and New Testaments.

Chapters of this book as presented by Rahlfs are:
# First Ode of Moses (Exodus 15:1-19)
# Second Ode of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:1-43)
# Prayer of Anna, the Mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
# Prayer of Habakkuk (Habakkuk 3:2-19)
# Prayer of Isaias (Isaiah 26:9-20)
# Prayer of Jonah (Jonah 2:3-10)
# Prayer of Azariah (Daniel 3:26-45, a deuterocanonical portion)
# Song of the Three Young Men (Daniel 3:52-88, a deuterocanonical portion)
# The Magnificat; Prayer of Mary the Theotokos (Luke 1:46-55) and Canticle of Zachariah (Luke 1:68-79)
# Canticle of Isaiah (Isaiah 5:1-9)
# Prayer of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:10-20)
# Prayer of Manasseh, King of Judah when he was holden captive in Babylon (ref. in 2 Chronicles 33:11-13 and appears also as a separate deuterocanonical book)
# Nunc dimittis; Prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
# Gloria in Excelsis Deo; Canticle of the Early Morning (some lines from Luke 2:14, Psalm 144:2 and Psalm 118:12)

External links

* [http://cs-people.bu.edu/butta1/septuaginta-html/lxx-odae.html Odes in Greek]
* [http://rosetta.reltech.org/cgi-bin/Ebind2html/TC/SweteIntro?seq=267 "An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek"] , Henry Barclay Swete, Cambridge University Press, 1914, page 253


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