Edmée Kingsmill's The Song of Songs and the Eros of God: A Study in Biblical PDF

By Edmée Kingsmill

smooth biblical scholarship translates the track as a set of affection lyrics. For Edmée Kingsmill, to the contrary, the essence of the tune is mystical. A imperative challenge of this examine, even if, is to discover the connection among the 117 verses of the tune and people biblical books to which they aspect. underneath the metaphors a community of allusions is being woven, conveying an image contrary to that we discover within the prophets who, faced with the
continual 'adultery' of Israel, poured forth their condemnations with unwearying passion.

In dramatic distinction, the tune offers a paradisal photograph: 'For, lo, the wintry weather is earlier, the rain is over and long gone. The vegetation seem within the land, and the time of making a song is come' (Song 2: 11-12). hence, in featuring the fitting, the purpose of the Song's writer is proven to be encouragement. The inclusion of this poem within the biblical canon is known, for that reason, to be principal to the aim of the biblical literature: to convey every body to like the God of love.

The publication is in elements. the 1st and longer half is worried with topics, together with the connection of the music to the early Jewish mystical literature. the second one half is a quick observation meant for the reader attracted to the textual content up to within the similar inquiries to which the textual content supplies rise.

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