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The Song of Songs A Spiritual Commentary by M. Basil Pennington

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Published by Skylight Paths Publishing .
Written in English


  • Judaism - Sacred Writings,
  • Biblical Studies - Old Testament,
  • Christianity - General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Judaism

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Edition Notes

ContributionsPhillip Ratner (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8878905M
ISBN 101594732353
ISBN 109781594732355

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The Song of Songs is a collection of ancient Israelite love poems that celebrates the beauty and power of God's gift of love and sexual desire. A peculiar book in the Bible, the Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, is not technically a book. The Song of Songs is a beautiful poem that portrays the mutual love of the Lord and his people. THE SONG OF SONGS The Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon, is one of the Wisdom Books of Hebrew Scripture, along with Psalms, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Jan 07,  · “ The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs is a book that every serious Bible student will want. A thoroughly researched, insightful, and challenging treatment of one of Scripture’s most engaging and relevant books, written by one of our generation’s finest pastoral theologians!”/5(16). 1 Solomon's Song of Songs: 2 BELOVED: Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love-making is sweeter than wine; 3 delicate is the fragrance of your perfume, your name is an oil poured out, and that is why girls love you.

Aug 03,  · In the book of Genesis, when God made Adam and Eve, He brought them together as husband and wife. Adam recognized Eve as bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. The Song of Solomon (also known as the Song of Songs) celebrates this kind of union: a man and a woman becoming one. It’s a ballad of love and longing. One of the greatest love poems ever written, The Song of Songs celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman and her lover and the intoxicating experience of falling in love. Composed more than two thousand years ago, this "Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs."/5. Primarily the Song of Songs is a song of praise celebrating God’s creation and what is without a doubt the crowning glory of that creation; the gift of love between a man and a woman. The very presence of the poem in the Bible is a testimony to the fact that God does not divide the world into sacred and secular, and demonstrates the importance that God places on love and commitment. Song of Solomon, also called Canticle of Canticles, or Song of Songs, an Old Testament book that belongs to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or “Writings.” In the Hebrew Bible the Song of Solomon stands with Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther and with them makes up the Megillot, five scrolls that are read on various religious festivals of the Jewish year.

Apr 22,  · Scripturally, the Song of Songs is novel in its festival of sexual love. It gives “the voices of two darlings, commending each other, longing for each other, proffering solicitations to enjoy”. The two each yearning the other and celebrate in their sexual closeness. The Midrash emphasized that: “The book of Song of Songs is the best song presented to God through the Holy Spirit. It is a song which God praises us and we praise Him!” DIVINE INSPIRATION Perhaps some may wonder why the divine inspiration used this courting style to express the mutual love between God and His Church. The Song of Songs (or Canticle of Canticles) is an exquisite collection of love lyrics, arranged to tell a dramatic tale of mutual desire and courtship. It presents an inspired portrayal of ideal human love, a resounding affirmation of the goodness of human sexuality that is applicable to the sacredness and the depth of married union. Solomon’s Song of Songs. She Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; .