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Title:
The Song of Solomon : love poetry of the spirit
Author:
Boadt, Lawrence.
Edition:
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1999.

©1997
Physical Description:
64 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by Lion Publishing ... 1997"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312220792

9780312222123
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Song of Solomon is unique among the books of the Bible in that its central theme is the celebration of erotic love. In this book, Biblical scholars look at the bride who declares her desire and admiration for her lover while the bridegroom expresses his delight in the supreme physical beauty of his bride as the Daughters of Jerusalem watch. The complete text of the Song of Solomon is reproduced here from the classic King James Version of 1611.


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Library Journal Review

Armed with forewords by the likes of John Updike and Desmond Tutu, this splendid new series re-introduces the Bible through its pervasive cultural presence. Each volume includes an informative and well-written introduction to the meaning of scripture in the works of Handel, Joseph Conrad, and many others, followed by selections from the Authorized Version. While this approach may be too literary for some readers, the series ought to remind many of the joy and profit to be found in these ancient writings and of their immeasurable influence from their own day to ours. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword--John Updike
Introduction
The Song of Solomon in Literature
Images and Quotations
The Song of Solomon
Index of Primary Sources