Song Of Solomon
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New York Times Bestseller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama
The Book of First Kings 4:32 says that Solomon wrote 1005 songs. A song is poetry like the Psalms that were sung to bring forth a message from God. God deemed this song important enough to keep it in His manual, the Bible. The Books of First and Second Samuel are the historical books of David, but His love and emotions for God were written in his Psalms. Likewise, the Book of Revelation is a historical book of the bride of Christ, but the Song of Solomon is the love and emotions of Christ and His bride. This book is being published at the same time as Revelation to be companion books with the same overview. God desired a people who would be adopted into His kingdom. Christ would redeem every person who would acknowledge the plan of God to become children of the Most High God. The Bible was inspired by God (2 Tim 3:16). The Book of Song of Solomon shows the love of the Lord Jesus to His bride, the Church, who is called Shulamite. Shulamite in Hebrew is the feminine noun for Solomon. Solomon in Hebrew is shalom meaning peace unto wholeness. This wholeness comes from a relationship with the Lord which is offered to everyone, male or female, Jewish or Gentile (non-Jewish). Do not think of Solomon in this book as the king, for he too is a believer in the Lord, so therefore He too can be the Shulamite. This is not a picture of Solomons love for a woman, but instead the story of how Solomon came to love the Lord and grow spiritually throughout His life. Both Books (Revelation and Song of Solomon) are actually a symbolic picture of the Ancient Jewish Wedding. The bride is the Church, and therefore, seen as female, yet we know that God is identified as being present in both male and female. Therefore, Solomon is writing as a believer growing in his walk with the Lord. Song of Solomon, like all books in the Old Testament, point to Jesus. It cant be about Solomon and his love for a woman; IT HAS TO BE ABOUT JESUS. Therefore, it shows how a believer grows in their relationship with Jesus. The Jewish wedding takes us from the first time we see Jesus in the spirit and are engaged (salvation) to the time we see Jesus face to face in marriage (our resurrection) to the time we return with Christ to rule and reign as His wife (Millennium) to the time we live in the new heaven and earth (eternity). The intention of this book is to experience in the spirit the life of the believer growing in our knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ.
One of the most beautiful and mysterious books of the Bible is laid open for all to understand in this unparalleled work by Dr. Craig Glickman. With apparent ease, Glickman unveils the mysteries of the Song of Solomon in a popular-read format. But the surface simplicity is backed up by a lifetime of study and scholarship, three special appendices, and interpretive notes that validate his interpretation. Also included is a fresh translation of the Song published in this book for the first time. Initial readers of this book offer resounding praise. This book is "the most fascinating book I have ever read about the Song," says Dr. Henry Cloud. Old Testament scholars praise it as an academic breakthrough: "clear, cogent, and convincing," says Dr. Eugene Merrill; "a valuable contribution to our translation and understanding of the Song," says Ed Blum, general editor of the HCSB translation. Dr. Paul Meier sums it up in these words, "Craig weaves thousands of years of wisdom together to paint a vivid word picture of emotional and sexual intimacy."
The essays in this volume, first published in 1995, present a range of theoretical and cultural perspectives on Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.
The essays in this volume represent the major currents in critical thinking about Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison's widely acclaimed examination of the individual quest for self-knowledge in the context of the African-American experience. This collection offers a broad overview of the scholarship that has emerged in the decades since the 1977 publication of Morrison's third novel. These essays provide a map of the primary themes of Song of Solomon, covering subjects such as self-identity, the rituals of manhood and reading, and the importance of naming, and also explore the novel's incorporation of African myth and African-American folklore. The casebook opens with "The People Could Fly," the African folktale from which Song of Solomon draws important aspects of its plot and major theme, and closes with an interview with Toni Morrison about her life and work as a novelist.
Frequently I have heard those who, it seemed to me, ought to have known better, say that as far as they were concerned they could see nothing of spiritual value in this little book, and that they questioned very much whether it were really entitled to be considered as part of the inspired Word of God. As far as that is concerned, it is not left to the Church in our day to decide which books should belong to the canon of Scripture and which should be omitted. Our blessed Lord Jesus Christ has settled that for us, at least as far as the Old Testament is concerned. When He was here on earth He had exactly the same Old Testament that we have, consisting of the same books, no more and no less.
The Bible is a spiritual book that can even be viewed from a historical viewpoint, and it’s full of allegories to help people visualize and understand God’s Word. Using the keys of understanding found in the Bible, Song of Solomon Revealed sheds light on the often misunderstood book of Song of Solomon, a book of allegories that takes the natural to explain the spiritual; it’s an allegory of Jesus and His bride, and a book of significant spiritual value. Song of Solomon Revealed eloquently explains the spiritual meaning of this book, backed up by scripture, and reveals how the Song of Solomon applies to your life today.
Presents a collection of interpretations of Toni Morrison's novel, "Song of Solomon."
The Strangest Books in the Bible presents for the general reader and the Christian pulpit the five biblical books: Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. These books are among the most neglected literature in the Bible for Christians. In the Hebrew Bible, they are gathered in a minor canonical collection known as the Megilloth ("scrolls") because each book figures liturgically in one of the annual Jewish festivals. Readers will find background information (date, occasion, theological message, etc.) necessary to preparing sermons based on each book. Brief sermon "starters" follow, suggesting approaches for preaching on each book as a whole, as well as individual passages within the book, including passages found in the Revised Common Lectionary, used by more than twenty denominations. The complete text of a sample sermon from the book rounds out the discussion. Chapters close with a brief annotated bibliography of additional resources the minister may wish to consult while preparing a sermon for that book. A general introduction to the Megilloth stands at the beginning of the monograph. The Strangest Books in the Bible is designed particularly for ordained and lay ministers, priests, seminarians, and others who preach in churches and religious gatherings, as well as for faculty who teach in seminary or in Christian educational programs. It is also especially informative for the general reader who is interested in this strange, biblical literature. The Strangest Books in the Bible assist those who desire to explore in homiletic mode this neglected side of biblical faith. Pastors, priests, seminarians, and lay ministers will find in The Strangest Books in the Bible a surefooted, contemporary guide to preaching the neglected books of the Megilloth: Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. No other guide to preaching the Megilloth is currently available.
Editor J. Robert Wright presents commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, showcasing response by the early church fathers to what they judged to be the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ.
Exploring the poetry, themes, and wisdom of this song from a Christocentric perspective, O'Donnell elucidates on the greatest subject of all time—love. Part of the Preaching the Word series—known for its clear exposition and accessibility.
"John Phillips writes with enthusiasm and clarity, . . . cutting through the confusion and heretical dangers associated with Bible interpretation." —Moody Magazine
Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are often overlooked scriptural jewels. This devotional commentary will help uncover new facets in these books. It will present the reader with an abundance of material about biblical writing style, poetry, marital customs, original language, and practical application for today. These things make it truly a devotional commentary good for many purposes.