A great romantic gift for lovers of Biblical poetry!
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“All of eternity in its entirety is not as worthy as the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings are holy, but the Song is the Holy of Holies!” Akiva Ben Joseph
The Song of Songs is a profoundly mysterious poem. It is both deeply spiritual and dangerously sensual. It has puzzled and delighted readers and scholars for hundreds of years, being translated more than any other part of the Bible. Christopher Kelly takes a new approach, uncovering a miraculously complex structure in the Song. Understanding this structure is the key to the Song’s lock, opening the door on a true love story. It is the searing narrative of one vulnerable girl’s devotion and her sexual and spiritual growth into a woman. Her forbidden passion for the boy, her ‘king,’ forces her to arrange a series of secret trysts that grow riskier and riskier as the poem progresses. The Song has the timeless qualities of Romeo and Juliet, with all the excitement and jeopardy such love entails. It also manages to speak to modern issues such as sex, spirituality and feminism. Enjoy the Song again for the first time.
“The most splendid collection of love lyrics that God has made.” Goethe.
Christopher Kelly, Ph.D. is a writer and scholar who is lived all over the country. He has taught at several universities, including the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of the forthcoming A THEORY OF THE GOOD.