Learned yet highly accessible, innovative yet fully informed by past scholarship, this commentary shows the beautiful Song of Songs to be a timeless celebration of human love and sexuality. What is surprising is how little attention is given to the Song of Songs by scholars, by the church, and by readers of the Bible.
Song of Songs NEW INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT - Relationships are a wonderful, mysterious, often elusive, sometimes painful part of the human experience. The most intimate of all human relationships, according to the Bible, is that between a husband and a wife. He also canvasses the long history of interpretation of the Song of Songs, a history too often characterized by repression of the text.
In the commentary itself, longman structures the Song of Songs according to its twenty-three poetic units and explains its message verse by verse. With this volume tremper longman iii unpacks for modern people what this ancient love poem says about the male-female relationship -- and, by analogy, about God's love for his people.
Longman's superb study begins with a thorough introduction to the Song of Songs and its background. William b Eerdmans Publishing Company.
The Message of the Song of Songs Bible Speaks TodayIVP Academic - Like all of creation they point beyond themselves to their divine author, who in this Song is nowhere mentioned but everywhere assumed. They are transencedental longings, whispers of immortality. At first reading the song of songs appears to be an unabashed celebration of the deeply rooted urges of physical attraction, mutual love and sexual consummation between a man and a woman.
Tom gledhill maintains that the song of Songs is in fact just that--a literary, poetic exploration of human love that strongly affirms loyalty, beauty and sexuality in all their variety. With tender metaphor and extravagant imagery, the Song writer spins a tale of human love into the cadence of verse, innocent of our quest for historical persons behind the text.
The Message of the Song of Songs Bible Speaks Today - But in god's story, human beauty, intimacy and sexuality are not ends in themselves. Gledhill's commentary is a refreshing reminder of the Song of Song's ancient and vibrant affirmation of human sexuality that forms an interlude in the Old Testament story and echoes between the lines of Christian revelation.
Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs The NIV Application Commentary EcclesiastesZondervan Academic - Song of Songs. When considered in the larger context of the OT, Ecclesiastes stands out as an unusual book, whose connection with the main stream of biblical tradition seems tenuous. Bible Poems. Love and Sexual Intimacy. It is one of the challenges of reading the song to explore how far this is necessarily true and how far Christian readers have been influenced in their reading more by Platonism and Gnosticism than by biblical thinking about the nature of the human being and of human sexuality.
We find ourselves apparently reading about the meaninglessness of life and the certainty of death in a universe in which God is certainly present but is distant and somewhat uninvolved. Commentary Ecclesiastes. Perhaps this is one reason why Ecclesiastes is seldom read or preached on in modern churches. Song of Solomon.
Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes - Using the standard structure of the nivac series, it explores their “original meaning, ” the “bridging contexts” that enable their journey to the present, and their “contemporary significance. In the course of the exploration, these books are seen to be deeply relevant in what they have to say both to the contemporary church and the contemporary culture.
Another challenge is to discover whether the song is really one “song” at all, or simply a haphazard collection of shorter poems cast together because of their common theme of love; and still another is to gain clarity on what, precisely, is the connection between the Song and Solomon. This commentary sets out to wrestle honestly with all the challenges of reading these biblical books―the challenges of reading the texts in themselves, and the challenges of reading them as intrinsic parts of Christian Scripture.
The argument is itself complex and sometimes puzzling and has often provoked the charge of inconsistency or outright self-contradiction.
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Song of Songs Reformed Expository CommentaryP & R Publishing - Commentary Ecclesiastes. Bible Poems. Song of Solomon. P r publishing. Love and Sexual Intimacy. Should we read song of songs as romantic poetryor as an allegory? should some people even read it at all? Pastor-scholar Iain Duguid steers a middle way between allegorical and literal approaches, and shows that this book's celebration of the love between a man and woman not only shapes Christians' thinking about human relationships but reveals the love that Christ has for his bride, the church.
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The Song of Solomon: An Invitation to IntimacyCrossway - P r publishing. Commentary Ecclesiastes. Bible Poems. Our culture holds the megaphone when it comes to talking about sex today. Song of Songs. Showing how this “song of songs” is meant to teach us about biblical sexuality and God’s heart for his people, O’Donnell elucidates on the greatest subject of all time―love.
Yet the church has maintained a reputation for keeping quiet, hesitant to teach people about this sacred aspect of life. Part of the Preaching the Word series. Love and Sexual Intimacy. The song of solomon, however, holds nothing back as it sings loudly about the holy practice of sexuality and pushes us into the conversation with godly theology.
The Song of Solomon: An Invitation to Intimacy - He explores the poetry, themes, and wisdom of this song from a Christocentric perspective, and gives us a profound, rich, and witty reflection that encourages right thinking and behavior. Song of Solomon. While this biblical text has been subject to a broader range of interpretation probably than any other book in the Bible, Wisdom Literature expert Doug O’Donnell offers this comprehensible guide to help uncoil its complexities and solve its riddles.
The Book of Ecclesiastes The New International Commentary on the Old TestamentEerdmans - Commentary Ecclesiastes. Meaningless, " says Qohelet, "everything is meaningless. How does this pessimistic perspective fit into the rest of biblical revelation? In this commentary Tremper Longman III addresses this question by taking a canonical-Christocentric approach to the meaning of Ecclesiastes. Longman first provides an extensive introduction to Ecclesiastes, genre, structure, exploring such background matters as authorship, literary style, language, and the book's theological message.
Song of Songs. In the verse-by-verse commentary that follows, sometimes contradictory message of ecclesiastes by showing that the book should be divided into three sections -- a prologue 1:1-11, Longman helps clarify the confusing, Qohelet's autobiographical speech 1:12-12:7, and an epilogue 12:8-14 -- and that the frame narrative provided by prologue and epilogue is the key to understanding the message of the book as a whole.
The Book of Ecclesiastes The New International Commentary on the Old Testament - Love and Sexual Intimacy. He argues that the author of Ecclesiastes is not Solomon, as has been traditionally thought, but a writer who adopts a Solomonic persona. The sentiments of the main speaker of the book, a person given the name Qohelet, sound incredibly modern. Expressing the uncertainty and anxieties of our own age, he is driven by the question, "Where can we find meaning in the world?"But while Qohelet's question resonates with readers today, his answer is shocking.
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The Song of Songs: An Introduction and Commentary Tyndale Old Testament CommentariesIVP Academic - P r publishing. We hear the passionate melody of romantic love, god?s love for his people, or a poem that speaks to love in all its dimensions? Iain Duguid?s commentary explains how the Song is designed to show us an idealized picture of married love, and are confronted by erotic imagery but whose love is described? Is it a couple?s love for each other, in the context of a fallen and broken world.
This old testament book, 'the best of songs', has fascinated and perplexed interpreters for centuries. The tyndale old testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Song of Solomon. Love and Sexual Intimacy. Song of Songs. Commentary Ecclesiastes. Bible Poems. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the Old Testament, these twenty-eight volumes offer clear, aiming to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
The Song of Songs: An Introduction and Commentary Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries - It also convicts us of how far short of this perfection we fall, and drives us repeatedly into the arms of our true heavenly husband, both as humans and as lovers, Jesus Christ.
The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About IntimacyBasic Books - Freitas argues that, intimacy, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, and satisfying sex they deserve. An honest, parents, sympathetic portrait of the challenges of young adulthood, The End of Sex will strike a chord with undergraduates, and faculty members who feel that students deserve more than an endless cycle of boozy one night stands.
Song of Solomon. Commentary Ecclesiastes. Surveying thousands of college students and conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public, and secular private schools, Freitas discovered that many students—men and women alike—are deeply unhappy with hookup culture. Song of Songs. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, isolation, boredom, and loneliness, yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life.
The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy - Freitas offers a refreshing take on this charged topic—and a solution that depends not on premarital abstinence or unfettered sexuality, but rather a healthy path between the two. Love and Sexual Intimacy. Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Basic Books.
The Book Of Proverbs: Chapters 1-15. New International Commentary on the Old TestamentEerdmans - Basic Books. Love and Sexual Intimacy. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature. Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, Bible students, pastors, and general readers alike.
Commentary Ecclesiastes. Bible Poems. Written by eminent old testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life.
The Book Of Proverbs: Chapters 1-15. New International Commentary on the Old Testament - . A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. Song of Songs. P r publishing. Song of Solomon. Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come.