This 12-week study highlights the practical wisdom embedded in the Song of Solomon and celebrates the beauty of marriage as a reflection of God’s love for his people. Part of the Knowing the Bible series.
About the Author
James L. Harvey III (DMin, Erskine Seminary) serves as the senior pastor of Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark. He previously served as a campus minister at Princeton University.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is chief publishing officer and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly and Edwards on the Christian Life. He is an elder at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.
Lane T. Dennis (PhD, Northwestern University) is CEO of Crossway, formerly called Good News Publishers. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the managing director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dennis has served as the chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the executive editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Series Preface J. I. Packer Lane T. Dennis 6
Week 1 Overview 7
Week 2 The Desire of the Woman (1:1-4) 13
Week 3 The Restoration of Honor (1:5-11) 19
Week 4 Anticipating Marriage (1:12-2:7) 25
Week 5 The Discipline of Waiting (2:8-17) 31
Week 6 A Night of Insecurity (3:1-5) 37
Week 7 The Wedding (3:6-5:1) 43
Week 8 The Dream (5:2-6:3) 49
Week 9 Renewed Contemplation (6:4-12) 55
Week 10 Renewed Consummation (6:13-8:4) 61
Week 11 Epilogue (8:5-14) 67
Week 12 Summary and Conclusion 75