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The Song of Songs

Anonymous

Published 1994
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Hardcover
34 pages
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The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles (Hebrew: שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים Šîr HašŠîrîm- Greek: ᾎσμα ᾈσμάτων asma asmaton, both meaning song of songs), is one of the megillot (scrolls) of the Ketuvim (the Writings, the lastMoreThe Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles (Hebrew: שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים Šîr HašŠîrîm - Greek: ᾎσμα ᾈσμάτων asma asmaton, both meaning song of songs), is one of the megillot (scrolls) of the Ketuvim (the Writings, the last section of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and the fifth of the wisdom books of the Christian Old Testament.Scripturally, the Song of Songs is unique in that it makes no reference to Law, Covenant or to Yahweh, the God of Israel, nor does it teach or explore wisdom in the manner of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes (although it does have some affinities to Wisdom literature, as the ascription to Solomon suggests). Instead, it celebrates sexual love. It gives the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, proffering invitations to enjoy. The two are in harmony, each desiring the other and rejoicing in sexual intimacy- the women (or daughters) of Jerusalem form a chorus to the lovers, functioning as an audience whose participation in the lovers erotic encounters facilitates the participation of the reader.In modern Judaism, the Song is read on the Sabbath during the Passover, which marks the beginning of the grain harvest as well as commemorating the Exodus from Egypt. Jewish tradition reads it as an allegory of the relationship between God and Israel. Christian tradition, in addition to appreciating the literal meaning of a romantic song between man and woman, has read the poem as an allegory of Christ (the bridegroom) and his Church (the bride).[Taken from Wikipedia]