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Song of Solomon

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(Bible) the Song of Solomon a book of the Old Testament consisting of a collection of dramatic love poems traditionally ascribed to Solomon. Also known as: the Song of Songs or the Canticle of Canticles
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Noun1.Song of Solomon - an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
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And I seemed to know that this maiden was nothing else than a representation of the Song of Songs.
The Song of Songs is a very challenging book to translate and interpret.
Out of the Cloister: Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250
Most of these mysteries can be cleared up, however, if one recognizes in these lines Wordsworth's allusions to the Song of Songs, the Bible's erotic love poem.
His introduction discusses Gregory's background life, and major writings and the themes, methods, and sources of his interpretation of the Song of Songs.
Voices from The Song of Songs, a series of six paired prints with accompanying documentation, will be exhibited in The Black-E Gallery in Great George Street.
Solomon's Vineyard: Literary and Linguistic Studies in the Song of Songs.
While bride and woman friend are common in the Song of Songs, the reference to companions (spiln) would be worthy of study.
The Song of Songs expresses the various emotions associated with love in subtle poetry with vivid and often provocative metaphors.
A long with some of the latest psalms, The Song of Songs represents the late flowering of Biblical poetry Although it purports to be the work of King Solomon, the language of the poem clearly dates it in the Persian period (fifth century BCE) or later.
His setting of the text from the Song of Songs illustrates this style in both the vocal line and the guitar part.
For nearly two millennia Christians (and Jews for that matter) understood the Song of Songs allegorically, but when a literal type of exegesis prevailed in the late nineteenth century, understanding the book as a series of erotic love poems, the spiritual understanding of the book was almost totally discarded.