The Song of Songs: A New Version (with Expanded
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: The Song of Songs: A New Version (with Expanded Commentary)
Ancient love poetry in a fresh translation. Perfect for fans of Sappho and Rumi.The Song of Songs is one of the shortest books of the Bible, but it’s also the most unusual. A love poem that doesn’t mention God, it was the last book to be accepted into the Old Testament; and its celebration of sexuality is unlike anything else in the scriptures of the world’s great religions. Unfortunately, traditional English translations suppressed the Song’s sexuality, muddled its structure, and buried the voice of the original poet under layers of churchly verbosity. This new version reveals the full meaning of the Song in fresh, accessible language. It also restores the Song’s true structure, presenting it as a cycle of six poems. Above all, this version bids us to listen anew to the bold and intimate voice of the Song’s author, who almost certainly was a woman. July 2017 update — Now includes a bonus book, Come to Vineyard: Sex, Spirituality, and the Song of Songs.The Kindle version is FREE when you buy the paperback.
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