Song of Songs Interpretation Samples

Song of Songs in Hebrew and English

The following passages were all borrowed from a bulk pack on the Song of Songs prepared by Jay Treat. Jay has a slew of other stuff on the Song

Some excerpts from historical Jewish interpretation:
    Midrash Rabbah: Ointments
    Zohar: The Mystery of the Kiss
     Zohar: Intercourse
Some excerpts from historical Christian interpretation:
    Gregory of Nyssa: Milk vs. Wine
     Gregory of Nyssa: Know Yourself
     Bernard of Clairvaux: On the Kiss
     St. John of the Cross: Where Have You Hidden?
From a modern interpreter:
     Phyllis Trible: Love's Lyrics Redeemed

A series of articles I wrote on the Song of Songs at
    Solomon's Song
    The Song of Songs and the songs of Egypt
    Inanna, Dumuzi, and Solomon
    The Song and Jewish tradition
    Christians sing with Solomon
    Sex in the Song
    The sacred in the Song
    Summarizing Solomonís Song

Links to analogous literature from ancient Egypt and Iraq:
    Love, Marriage, and Hieros Gamos

Ruth Galanti: Song of Songs

Simplified Dream Interpretation


(20th c.)

Everything's either concave or 'vex
so whatever you dream will be something with sex

-Piet Hein


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