I tried to do more… But they kept coming out…um….naughty…        

This is only a brief book list for the Song of Solomon. Richard S. Hess – Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) Tremper Longman […]

Does Song of Solomon argue with Genesis 1-3 about human sexuality ?

If, as some critics have argued, the Song’s humanistic viewpoint represents an Israelite poet’s self-conscious attempt to “demythologize” ancient Near Eastern concepts of sacred sexuality — manifest in fertility rites […]


Keel sees Song 1.2–3 pulling from a Ugaritic myth, one of Shachar and Shalim, where the god El bends over two women: He stooped (and) kissed their lips; behold! their […]

There is a deep aversion to reading the Songs as “secular,” as if carnality — sexual and physical love is somehow not of the sacred community… For you must not, […]


We have a difficult time in reading Song of Solomon. We can easily gloss over Ruth and Esther and they way they got their positions, but Songs is a different […]

The more I study Genesis, the more profound it becomes. I am not an OT or a Hebrew guy, but digging deep into Genesis has almost made me wish I was. Genesis […]

I’d like you to compare, for a moment, Matthew 10 and Proverbs 22 (see it in the LXX here). Not, especially Matthew 10.18 and Proverbs 22.29. A man who is […]