Dec 30, 2011

Concerning the Song of S0ngs

"It is therefore not surprising that the Song is one of the three most commented-upon books in the Bible. In the first place, its presence there urgently calls for explanation. Can a canonical book of Scripture really be as secular as this poetry seems to be? In a second place, if it has some hidden religious or theological meaning, how do we discover it? To those who think they know the answer to the last question, the Song then offers unique opportunity for exegetical virtuosity—not to say uncontrolled fantasy.”

Robert W. Jenson, Song of Songs, Interpretation (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2005), 2.


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