Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 23B: Song of Songs, Lamentations is unavailable, but you can change that!

Join Duane Garrett and Paul House as they examine two of the Bible’s most unusual and compelling books. They examine the textual history, historical context, literary structure, and authorship, of each book, providing extensive notes and bibliographic references.

poems. Pope refuses to divide the work into individual poems at all and simply comments on each verse in sequence. The average reader has no reason to prefer one analysis above another. In the discussion that follows, I will endeavor to establish three points, although not necessarily in the following order. First, although a collection of songs, the Song of Songs is a single piece with a unified structure based on an arrangement of thirteen poems. Second, there are analogies for this kind of opus
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