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Book of Song of Songs
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A poetic book featuring approximately six poems that describe and celebrate physical romantic love between unnamed male and female figures. Part of the Writings in the Hebrew Bible, placed after Job. In the Septuagint and Catholic and Protestant canons, the book is placed after Ecclesiastes.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Song of Songs, Book of
Song of Songs, Book of (שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים‎, shir hashshirim). A poetic book featuring approximately six poems that describe and celebrate physical romantic love between unnamed male and female figures. Part of the Writings in the Hebrew Bible, placed after Job. In the Septuagint and Catholic and Protestant
Song of Songs, Book of, Critical Issues
Song of Songs, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys the reliability of the received text of the Song of Songs as well as the genre and setting of the Song in relation to ancient Near Eastern parallels.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Song of Songs, Book of
SONG OF SONGS, BOOK OF. Also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles, this is one of the poetical books of the Hebrew Bible, included among the Megilloth in Jewish tradition.A. Introduction1. Title2. Canonicity3. Authorship and Date4. ANE Love PoetryB. Interpretation1. Language and Literary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Canticles
Canticles. Alternate title for the biblical book Song of Solomon, derived from the Latin name of the book, Canticum Canticorum.See Song of Solomon.
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon. Short OT book (eight chapters) containing only poetry. Its beautiful poetic passages describe the many dimensions of human love; there is little in this book that is explicitly religious. In addition to the popular title, the book is sometimes referred to as the “Song of Songs”; this
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Canticles
Canticles [Heb. šîr haššîrîm-‘the song of songs’; Gk. aísma asmátōn; Lat canticum canticorum]; AV, RSV, SONG OF SOLOMON; NEB SONG OF SONGS. The book that follows Ecclesiastes in the Roman Catholic and Protestant Bibles. The name Canticles comes from the Latin. The book is the first of the Five
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Canticles
CANTICLES* Alternate title for the biblical book Song of Songs, derived from the Latin name of the book, Canticum Canticorum. See Song of Songs.
Song of Solomon
SONG OF SOLOMON* Short OT book (eight chapters) containing only poetry. Its beautiful poetic passages describe the many dimensions of human love; there is little in this book that is explicitly religious. In addition to the popular title, the book is sometimes referred to as the “Song of Songs.” This
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon, the first of the Five Scrolls, or Megilloth, in the Ketuvim (Writings section) of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). Each of the five scrolls is associated with a particular festival in the Jewish calendar. The Song of Solomon is read at Passover. Its Hebrew name is shir hashirim, “the Song
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Solomon, Song of
SOLOMON, SONG OF. The book, also called the Song of Songs or Canticles, is one of the smallest, loveliest, and most controversial books of the OT.CanonicityIn a discussion about what writings “rendered the hands unclean” because they were holy, the rabbis were divided about the status of the Song and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Song of Solomon
SONG OF SOLOMON. ‘Song of Songs’ (šîr haššîrîm, 1:1) is a superlative denoting the best of songs. lxx Asma Asmatōn and Vulg. Canticum Canticorum (whence the alternative title ‘Canticles’) are literal translations of the Hebrew. The first of the five scrolls read at Jewish feasts, the Song is used
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon“The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s” (1:1), also called the Canticle of Canticles. One of the Five Scrolls read liturgically by Jews at various times in the ritual year, it is associated with the spring Festival of Passover. In Christian Bibles it is grouped with the other Solomonic
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon. †A book of the Old Testament, placed as the last of the poetic books in English translations and as the second of the five Megilloth in the third division, the Writings, of the Hebrew canon.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Song of Solomon
SONG OF SOLOMON Also called the Song of Songs and the Canticle of Canticles, a collection of love poetry that celebrates the drama of romantic attraction between a man and a woman. The title “Song of Songs” is taken from the superscription in 1:1, šîr haššîrîm, a superlative expression implying the “greatest
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Solomon, Song of
Solomon, Song of (also known as Song of or as Canticles), OT Book included among the *Hagiographa. It is prob. an anthology of love poems of varying length, ascribed to *Solomon and his beloved (the ‘Shulamite’) and their friends. The Book, however, must be much later than the time of Solomon; its
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