Song of Songs, Interpretation Commentary  -     By: Robert W. Jenson
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Song of Songs, Interpretation Commentary

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The final volume in the acclaimed Interpretation Bible Commentary examines how the evocative poetry of the Song of Songs solicits a theological reading. Jenson offers a systematic and scholarly review of this intriguing chapter in the Old Testament, finding in it a story of human love for God. 128 pages, hardcover from Westminster/John Knox.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0804231176
ISBN-13: 9780804231176
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Here Robert Jenson offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs. Jenson focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

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Robert W. Jenson is Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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    I just finished this little book about Song of Songs by Robert Jenson, and I wonder why nobody else has reviewed the book before me in Christianbook. However when I purchased it I was more than skeptical. But it did not go for long - that is after reading couple of pages - I had to change totally my mind - I say totally! The commentary and Song of Songs captured My hearth. So I do not know about you, but I did not only like the book, I may say, I loved it. Some of you may not like the book's theological allegory, but for me one of it's strengths was how the author quoted the Jewish and old Christian sources to allegorize the Song - picturing the sacred relationship between the Lord and His bride! Thanks for you Jenson!
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