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The Song of Songs : a commentary on the Book of Canticles or the Song of Songs

Author: Roland E Murphy; S Dean McBride
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [1990]
Series: Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Murphy offers a representative sounding in the major periods of the Song's exegetical history. Attention is given to the hermeneutical principles operative in the development of Jewish and Christian exposition. Murphy examines the literary character and structure of the Song, aspects of its composition and style, and its meaning and theological significance. - Publisher.
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Murphy, Roland E. (Roland Edmund), 1917-2002.
Song of Songs.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)609155390
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland E Murphy; S Dean McBride
ISBN: 0800660242 9780800660246
OCLC Number: 20013761
Description: xxii, 237 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Includes translation of Song of songs into English --
Introduction --
Authorship, date, canonicity --
Hebrew text and traditional versions --
History of interpretation --
Literature of love: ancient near Eastern texts --
Literary character and structure of the song --
Aspects of composition and style --
Meaningful theological significance --
Commentary --
1:1 Superscription: Solomon's finest song? --
1:2-6 A love more pleasing than wine --
1:7--2:7 A dialogue between the lovers --
2:8-17 A reminiscence concerning the lover's visit --
3:1-5 Loss and discovery --
3:6-11 Solomon's procession --
4:1--5:1 A dialogue between the lovers --
5:2--6:3 A dialogue between the woman and the daughters --
6:4-12 Praise of the woman's unique beauty --
7:1[6:13]--8:4 The union of lovers --
8:5-14 Apendices.
Series Title: Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: by Roland E. Murphy ; edited by S. Dean McBride, Jr.

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Murphy offers a representative sounding in the major periods of the Song's exegetical history. Attention is given to the hermeneutical principles operative in the development of Jewish and Christian exposition. Murphy examines the literary character and structure of the Song, aspects of its composition and style, and its meaning and theological significance. - Publisher.

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