The Song of Songs : Berit Olam Hardback
by David W. Cotter; Dianne Bergant;
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The Song of Songs : Berit Olam
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This commentary views the Song as a collection of love poems and carefully examines features of Hebrew poetry in order to uncover the delicacy of their expression. It is unique not only in the attention that it gives to the obvious feminine perspective of the poems but in their ecosensitive character. Although it is a tribute to mutual love, the principal frame of reference is the amorous disposition of the woman. Her words open and close the Song and her voice is dominant throughout.
The imagery that the lovers use is drawn from nature. Whether it is the woman in awe of the strength and splendor of her lover or the man glorifying her physical charms, the descriptions all call on elements from the natural world to characterize the feature being described. Whatever they experience or know or even desire is somehow rooted in the natural world.
Chapters are "Superscription," "Mutual Yearning (1:2-2:7)," "An Opportunity Lost, Then Found (2:8-3:5)," "Ravished By Beauty (3:6-5:1)," "One of a Kind (5:2-6:3)," "The Admiration of a Lover (6:4-8:4)," and "Love Affirmed (8:5-8:14)."
Dianne Bergant, CSA, is professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is author of the Preaching the New Lectionary series and general editor of The Collegeville Bible Commentary (Old Testament) published by The Liturgical Press. She was also editor of The Bible Today from 1986-1990.
The Song of Songs : Berit Olam by David W. Cotter; Dianne Bergant was published by Michael Glazier Inc in January 2000. The ISBN for The Song of Songs : Berit Olam is 9780814650691.
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|Author / Artist||David W. Cotter; Dianne Bergant|
|Publisher||Michael Glazier Inc (January 2000)|
|Number of Pages||144|
|Page last updated||6th October 2017|