By Edmée Kingsmill
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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The Song of Songs and the Eros of God: A Study in Biblical Intertextuality (Oxford Theological Monographs) by Edmée Kingsmill