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Odes (΄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:

  1. First Ode of Moses (Exodus 15:1-19)
  2. Second Ode of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:1-43)
  3. Prayer of Anna, the Mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
  4. Prayer of Habakkuk (Habakkuk 3:2-19)
  5. Prayer of Isaias (Isaiah 26:9-20)
  6. Prayer of Jonah (Jonah 2:3-10)
  7. Prayer of Azariah (Daniel 3:26-45, a deuterocanonical portion)
  8. Song of the Three Young Men (Daniel 3:52-88, a deuterocanonical portion)
  9. The Magnificat; Prayer of Mary the Theotokos (Luke 1:46-55)
  10. Benedictus Canticle of Zachariah (Luke 1:68-79)
  11. Canticle of Isaiah (Isaiah 5:1-9)
  12. Prayer of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:10-20)
  13. 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)
  14. Nunc dimittis; Prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
  15. Gloria in Excelsis Deo; Canticle of the Early Morning (some lines from Luke 2:14, Psalm 144:2 and Psalm 118:12)

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Preceded by
Psalms
Eastern Orthodox Old Testament
see Deuterocanon
Followed by
Proverbs

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