Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

@inproceedings{Gordon1979SongOS,
  title={Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary},
  author={Cyrus Herzl Gordon},
  year={1979}
}
"The Song of Songs" has been compared to a lock for which the key was lost. Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, the book has a sensuous imagery that has been the subject of various allegorical interpretations, chiefly as relating to Yahweh's love for Israel or Christ's love for the Church. Marvin H. Pope suggests that the poem is what it seems, an unabashed celebration of sexual love, both human and divine, rooted in the fertility religions of the ancient Near East, the sacred marriage rite… CONTINUE READING