Testament of Solomon

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.wikipedia
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Solomon

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.
Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends, most notably in the 1st-century apocryphal work known as the Testament of Solomon.

Decan

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In chapter 18, the demons of the 36 decans appear, with names that sometimes seem to be conscious distortions of the traditional names for the decans.
Decans are named in various Greco-Egyptian sources, many Hermetic writings, the Testament of Solomon, and the writings of Aristobulus of Paneas.

Beelzebub

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Then Solomon orders the demon Ornias to take the ring and similarly imprint the prince of demons, Beelzebul.
In the Testament of Solomon, Beelzebul (not Beelzebub) appears as prince of the demons and says (6.2) that he was formerly a leading heavenly angel who was (6.7) associated with the star Hesperus (which is the normal Greek name for the planet Venus as evening star).

Seal of Solomon

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It was written in the Greek language, some time in the early 1st millennium CE. It describes how Solomon was enabled to build his temple by commanding demons by means of a magical ring that was entrusted to him by the archangel Michael.
It is known that a legend of a magic ring with which the possessor could command demons was already current in the 1st century (Josephus 8.2 telling of one Eleazar who used such a ring in the presence of Vespasian), but the association of the name of Solomon with such a ring is medieval notwithstanding the 2nd century apocryphal text the Testament of Solomon.

Abyzou

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Two demons associated strongly with sexuality appear among them- Asmodeus from the Book of Tobit, and a female demon named Obyzouth, who is identical to Lilith in all but name, including the strangling of newborn children.
Her fullest literary depiction is the compendium of demonology known as the Testament of Solomon, dated variously by scholars from as early as the 1st century AD to as late as the 4th.

Abezethibou

The demon Abezethibou is said to have hardened the pharaoh's heart, rather than Yahweh.
Abezethibou, Abezethibod, or Abezi-Thibod is a demon and fallen angel described in the pseudepigrapha Testament of Solomon.

Asmodeus

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Two demons associated strongly with sexuality appear among them- Asmodeus from the Book of Tobit, and a female demon named Obyzouth, who is identical to Lilith in all but name, including the strangling of newborn children. The Babylonian Talmud (in Gittin 68) mentions a similar story where Solomon enslaves Ashmodai, King of the Demons, to build the Temple, and he was disposed temporarily by him.
In the Testament of Solomon, a 1st–3rd century text, the king invokes Asmodeus to aid in the construction of the Temple.

Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare

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"The Testament of Solomon", trans. F. C. Conybeare, Jewish Quarterly Review, October, 1898 (English translation.)
Also in the 1890s he wrote a book on the Dreyfus case, as a Dreyfusard, and translated the Testament of Solomon and other early Christian texts.

Key of Solomon

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Testament of Solomon

Pseudepigrapha

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.

Jews

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups.

Christians

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The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work ascribed to King Solomon and so associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or Christian groups. The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Michael (archangel)

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It was written in the Greek language, some time in the early 1st millennium CE. It describes how Solomon was enabled to build his temple by commanding demons by means of a magical ring that was entrusted to him by the archangel Michael. When a demon named Ornias harasses a young lad (who is favored by Solomon) by stealing half of his pay and sucking out his vitality through the thumb on his right hand, Solomon prays in the temple and receives from the archangel Michael a ring with the seal of God (in the shape of a Pentagram) on it which will enable him to command the demons.

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The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Christianity

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The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Judaism

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The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Greek mythology

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The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Astrology

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The text was originally written in Greek and contains numerous theological and magical themes ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Greek mythology and astrology that possibly hint at a Christian writer with a Greek background.

Courtesan

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When a demon named Ornias harasses a young lad (who is favored by Solomon) by stealing half of his pay and sucking out his vitality through the thumb on his right hand, Solomon prays in the temple and receives from the archangel Michael a ring with the seal of God (in the shape of a Pentagram) on it which will enable him to command the demons.

Archangel

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When a demon named Ornias harasses a young lad (who is favored by Solomon) by stealing half of his pay and sucking out his vitality through the thumb on his right hand, Solomon prays in the temple and receives from the archangel Michael a ring with the seal of God (in the shape of a Pentagram) on it which will enable him to command the demons.

Pentagram

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When a demon named Ornias harasses a young lad (who is favored by Solomon) by stealing half of his pay and sucking out his vitality through the thumb on his right hand, Solomon prays in the temple and receives from the archangel Michael a ring with the seal of God (in the shape of a Pentagram) on it which will enable him to command the demons.

Pharyngitis

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For example, the thirty-third demon is Rhyx Achoneoth who causes sore throat and tonsilitis and can be driven off by writing the word Leikourgos on ivy leaves and heaping them into a pile.

Tonsillitis

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For example, the thirty-third demon is Rhyx Achoneoth who causes sore throat and tonsilitis and can be driven off by writing the word Leikourgos on ivy leaves and heaping them into a pile.