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The Song of Songs (Hermeneia)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 237 pages
Published August 27th 1990 by Fortress Press
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Michael Boling
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Song of Solomon or Song of Songs as it is often called is unfortunately a neglected book of Scripture. Perhaps that is due to a misunderstanding of its admittedly erotic material or perhaps it is due to a general oversight amongst believers as to the importance of grasping the beautiful message concerning proper male/female relationships let alone the message found throughout Scripture of the longing God has for His people. The Song of Songs by Roland Murphy, part of the Hermeneia Commentary ...more
Matt Braymiller
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I am coming to the close of a class on the Song that I've been teaching for the last few months. I chose a number of sources to assist in gaining a deeper understanding of this often neglected book of the Bible.

Hermeneia in the past have been a mixed bag for me. Some of the volumes in the series are outstanding while others, for me, have fallen flat. Murphy's volume on the Song is very beneficial. I got a great deal from his textual notes while finding his interpretation comments too brief at ti
Michael Miller
While Murphy is one of my favorite authors on the OT Wisdom literature, I did not find this volume to be as thorough linguistically and exegetically I was hoping for.
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