Song of Songs

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Richard Hess has written an insightful commentary on one of the most intriguing books of the Bible, which celebrates God's gift of love.

Following an introduction to the biblical book and a history of its interpretation, Hess divides his discussion into seven major sections. Each section begins with a fresh translation, followed by paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, and concluding with a summary of the passage's theological implications.

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Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

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Overview

Richard Hess has written an insightful commentary on one of the most intriguing books of the Bible, which celebrates God's gift of love.

Following an introduction to the biblical book and a history of its interpretation, Hess divides his discussion into seven major sections. Each section begins with a fresh translation, followed by paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, and concluding with a summary of the passage's theological implications.

Technical questions related to the Hebrew text or scholarly debate are addressed in the footnotes. Pastors and teachers will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study.

This is the first volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.

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Meet the Author

Richard S. Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the editor or author of a number of works, including the commentary on Joshua in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, Family in the Bible, and Israel's Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Table of Contents

I Title (1:1) 37
II Prologue : first coming together and intimacy (1:2-2:7) 40
III Lovers joined and separated (2:8-3:5) 84
IV Lover and marriage at the heart of the song (3:6-5:1) 109
V Search and reunion (5:2-6:3) 160
VI Desire for the female and love in the country (6:4-8:4) 193
VII Epilogue : the power of love (8:5-14) 233
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